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  1. Love on Tour: 1970

    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 age of eighteen and became one of His first mandali…

  2. Gardening for His Pleasure

    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 the East may be vast or few depending upon the…

  3. Baba’s Jane and St. Teresa of Jesus

    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 ivory-colored stone with tan veins, about two inches long. The…

  4. Practical Spirituality

    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 them. She went on to buy the pictures and off…

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

    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 United States and collaborate to spread His message of love…

  6. Flowers of Love

    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 His birthday. I picture the twinkle in the eyes of…

  7. The Reality Friend

    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 is worth living for, and He is also worth dying…

  8. In Joy

    In Joy

    In a talk honoring the fifteenth year of Baba’s Amartithi in 1984, Kitty Davy spoke to the crowd about remembrance and joy. Quoting the dictionary, Kitty defines joy as “a forceful, sustained state of happiness that is associated with sharing, self-realization, and high-mindedness—an exultation of the spirit.” She then goes on to quote Mani, who…

  9. An Act of God;  As told by Meherwan Jessawala

    An Act of God; As told by Meherwan Jessawala

    The following is an excerpt from the detailed account of Baba’s car accident in Satara, India in December of 1956, focused on Eruch’s experience as the driver of the vehicle. For the full story of the accident and events leading up to it, please click here. Baba had traveled after recuperating from the 1952 USA…

  10. The still, small voice

    The still, small voice

    Do you remember setting foot on Center for the first time? You might have been a child when you first came, and you fit into the wondrous woodlands as a fish diving straight into water. However hard you might try now; the memory evades you. Or, you might not have been a child, but coming…