Meher Today – 10th November
10 November 1926
Baba asked the men this spiritual riddle: “How can 5 – 7 = 12?”
He explained, “The human body, which is composed of the five principal elements of nature — air, fire, earth, water, and sky — passes through the seven planes. This is the meaning of 5 – 7. When this is done, one becomes a Sadguru, who is always divided into twelve parts, which comprise his circle. Thus 5 – 7 = 12.”
10 November 1927
Baba went on a prolonged liquid fast of coffee and milk, continuing it for almost five and a half months. The anniversary of the dhuni was celebrated that evening with the mandali and boys gathering around the dhuni as it was lit. Bhajans were performed by Bhausaheb in front of the Table, under which Baba was seated. After the ceremony was concluded, there was a steady rain for three days after a long gap without rain — true to Baba’s prediction just a few days before.
10 November 1960
Baba dictates orders to his followers to repeat any one name of God 500 times daily for 21 consecutive days beginning on December 26th. He also requests some to fast within those days.
Jai Baba Ron,
Thanks for the feedback. In fact, we have taken this information from sheriarbooks.org. (REF : http://www.sheriarbooks.org/mitl.php?month=11 )
However we will re-verify once again and do the required corrections.
Loving Jai Babas
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re: Regarding the 10 November, 1925 date for first dhuni?
What about the 11 March 1922 date as detailed at Lord Meher, page 271?
Seems to me historically that was the first dhuni fire.
Please see following quote for Lord Meher online edition, pg.
On 11 March 1922, the Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated with a game of atya-patya and later with the burning of a fire in an earthen pit. Baba himself had earlier brought a large branch of a felled tree in a small bullock cart from Kasba Peth. The wood was placed in the pit and lit, along with twigs and dry leaves. He explained, “The holi is symbolic of the fire of divine love and the wood represents the lower self which is to be burned in that fire.”
The group of fishermen devotees from Kasba Peth were present and entertained the Master with bhajans until midnight. Since it was so late, Gulmai and Adi were told by Baba to sleep inside his hut.
Early the next morning, Baba suddenly threw Khodu’s sitar, Arjun’s tambura and a tabla into the dying fire. When asked for an explanation, he replied, “It is an offering.” Later he had the ashes buried and small clay models of the musical instruments erected over their “graves.” From that time on, the holi was transformed into the Master’s dhuni (sacred fire), and the fire was kept burning continuously for many days.”