The Lover and Beloved Relationship

While visiting Meherazad in 2006, my wife Wendy and I spent one morning walking the property with Meherwan Jessawala. The Jessawala family were long-time devotees of Baba’s, with Eruch, Meherwan’s elder brother becoming a close mandali member, living with Baba the last decades of His... Read more

The Mother of the Avatar

Earlier this month on Mother’s Day, I thought of Shireenmai: the mother of the Avatar. How well chosen she must have been for Baba to say, “It was I who first gave you birth – and then you bore Me! I was your mother in... Read more

Meditation on Meher Baba’s Wish

I first discovered Meher Baba as an adult through His writings—reading the Discourses in college, and then later God Speaks, Listen Humanity, and the many other texts that bear Baba’s name as their author. There was so much advice to be gleaned from these books,... Read more

Love on Tour: 1970

On February 11th, 1970, Adi K. Irani and Meherjee Karkaria, two of Meher Baba’s Indian men mandali, departed Bombay for a tour of the West, with visits planned in Zurich, London, and ten cities across the United States. Adi met Baba in 1921 at the... Read more

Gardening for His Pleasure

Spring at the Center is magical. Right now, the garden at Baba’s house is in full bloom. The assortment of fragrant flowers outside the home that He loved best, inevitably reminds me of Mehera’s garden. The parallels between His home in the West and in... Read more

Baba’s Jane and St. Teresa of Jesus

Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3 Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6   In the summer of 1978, Jane Barry Haynes received one of her most cherished Meher Baba treasures, sent to her at Meher Center by Baba’s sister, Mani. It was something unusual: an... Read more

Practical Spirituality

In 1993, on her way to the Center for the first time, Geri Craddock stopped by Sheriar Bookstore. There, while browsing, her eyes fell on pictures of Elizabeth Patterson and Mani S. Irani. She did not know these women but felt an instant connection with... Read more

Countess Nadine Tolstoy (1883-1946) Disciple of Meher Baba*

In the spring of 1941, Meher Baba held a meeting with three of His key Western disciples, Countess Nadine Tolstoy, Elizabeth Patterson, and Princess Norina Matchabelli who had been living with Him in India for nearly six years. He asked them to return to the... Read more

Flowers of Love

So many images come rushing to mind when one thinks of Baba’s birthday. When I close my eyes, I see a heavily garlanded and decorated Samadhi. I relive the goosebumps at the thought that Baba was a couple feet away, at the Tin Shed, celebrating... Read more

The Reality Friend

Meher Baba tells us that all this world is an illusion and only God is Real. “It is time humanity had a fresh vision of the truth that all life is one and God is the only thing that is real and that matters. God... Read more