Meher Today – 18th October

Meher Today – 18th October

18 October 1922

The Master asked Ghani to read out the agreement:


18 October 1922

We the undersigned, in full possession of our senses and of our own free will and accord, hereby agree not to leave Meher Baba under any circumstances from 1 November 1922 to 25 April 1923. We also agree to stay on with him, unmindful of any family events, even if our families face some misfortune like the death of our nearest relative, friend or parents. After the lapse of the said period, Meher Baba binds himself to fulfill the promises which he has already verbally agreed to before the 10th of June 1923. However, if any of us fail to stay with Meher Baba under any difficult and trying circumstances, then he is not obliged to keep his promise.

18 October 1928

On the afternoon of 18 October, Baba informed them, “For proper meditation the stomach should be light.” This implied that there was to be a change in the boys’ diet. From then on, for breakfast, tea and chapatis were served; for lunch, rice and dal; and at dinner, tea and chapatis again. (Vegetables were eliminated from their diet for some days.) Baba also outlined a new timetable to go into effect from that night:

2:00 A.M. — Wake up

2:00 to 3:00 A.M. — Weak tea after a wash

3:00 to 6:00 A.M. — Meditation

6:00 to 6:30 A.M.— Tea and chapati

6:30 to 7:00 A.M. — Rest

7:00 to 8:00 A.M. — Meditation

8:00 to 9:00 A.M. — Discourse by Baba

9:00 to 10:30 A.M.— Sleep

10:30 to 12:00 — Bath (when no bath, do as Baba directs)

12:00 to 1:00 P.M. — Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 P.M. — Rest

2:00 to 5:00 P.M. — School (With an interval from 3:30 -3:50 for medicine, etc.)

5:00 to 6:30 P.M. — Some game or playing

6:30 to 7:00 P.M. — Rest

7:00 to 8:00 P.M. — Dinner

8:00 to 9:00 P.M. — To be near Baba

9:00 P.M. — Retire

18 October 1949

Before retiring for the night, Baba instructed all to wake up at 2:00 A.M., and after breakfast of tea and a chapati, start the journey at four o’clock. The luggage truck was to leave after the whole group had gone.

Accordingly, early in the morning of Tuesday, 18 October 1949, Baba and all his companions left Supa. This time Baba asked the men to walk in front, while he remained about 220 yards behind with the women. It had rained all night, the sky was overcast, the road muddy and slippery. But Baba remarked, “Rain or no rain, this time we have to continue the march on foot regardless of the risks.”

18 October 1959

Baba seemed in a mood to give discourses on Sunday, 18 October 1959. Hoshang asked about the difference between seeing God physically and seeing God on the sixth plane. Baba explained, but ended by stating: “To see God is not the final aim. The aim is to be One with Him.”


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