Meher Today – 22nd November
22 November 1925
On Sunday, 22 November 1925, a great crowd gathered at Meherabad for the Master’s darshan. As mentioned, every Thursday and Sunday there was a mass darshan, and flower and tea stalls would be set up by the side of the road to cater to the crowds.
22 November 1928
On 22 November, Baba named the monthly the Meher Message, and also hinted at publishing journals in Urdu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Persian. Baba invited Dastur, Ramjoo, and Chanji to meet and share their views on the proposed publications. On hearing the proposal, and also the suggestion that a committee be formed to approve the articles for the periodicals, Dastur became upset and lost his temper. Except for the Meher Message, of which he had been appointed editor, he did not wish any other publications to be circulated.
22 November 1949
On the evening of Tuesday, 22 November 1949, Ghani joked to the companions in sarcastic fashion: “The meaning of the New Life is only this: To do routine things at odd times; to create a difficulty where none exists; to pull up with a jerk an otherwise smooth-going situation — all such things have gone to make what we have been calling the New Life!”
22 November 1963
The President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated on 22 November 1963, in Dallas. It all seemed part and parcel of the “suffering and chaos the world over” which Baba had foretold. When the news of Kennedy’s death was brought to Meherazad, Baba commented:
He was a great man, good and sincere. Dying as he did has not only made him immortal in mankind’s memory and history, but it has given him a great push forward spiritually. However, although he was assassinated because it was ordained to be, it is not a good thing, and it portends more suffering ahead for the world.