“Baba’s miracle of His love”

In this brief, exquisite remembrance, Baba’s beloved Mehera talks about Baba’s beauty, His suffering, and His love.

Audio, 2:46
Meherazad, India, August 1977
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Uploaded 2/16/2024

“When you come to Baba, leave your buffaloes behind”

In this amusing anecdote with a profound lesson, Mani narrates the story of a long journey. Baba wanted someone to bring Nilkanth Mast from Dehradun to Satara, a journey of 1200 miles, on a train. As travelling with masts can go, an adventure awaited the brave, old lady who took on the challenge. But the greatest of all challenges was to leave her buffaloes behind.

Audio, 14:24
Meherazad, India, October 1972
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Uploaded 2/9/2024

“The Shepherd”

In this moving section of a chat in Mandali Hall, Mani talks about the Mandali’s experience after Baba dropped His body—from trying to put aside their own grief so they could attend to their responsibilities, to shifting plans for Meherazad, to a moment of comfort and clarity involving a shepherd in a field at dusk.

Audio, 15:57
Meherazad, India, 1976
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
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“To teach us for our own good”

Faredoon Driver, nicknamed “Padri” by Baba, joined the Master in 1922 when he was eighteen years old and remained with Him for the rest of his life. Baba had Padri oversee much of the construction and maintenance at Meherabad, calling him one of “the Four Pillars of Meherabad.” In the 1960s and 70s, many pilgrims to Meherabad found the stalwart, exacting, humorous, loving Padri to be an inspiring example of a life lived solely for Baba. But in this snippet of conversation, Padri focuses back on the early 1920s, when he and the Mandali were “absolutely raw” and Baba was a “stern taskmaster” teaching them obedience—including these two lessons that Padri never forgot.

Audio, 8:44
Meherabad, India, Date Unknown
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“Whatever we are is His help to us”

In this sweet talk given in Mandali Hall, Bal Natu addresses the human anxiety about the less virtuous parts of ourselves that might stand in the way of pleasing Baba. He goes on to share the parable of a stag and a hunter to illustrate that all our qualities, no matter how we perceive them, are given to us by God to help us.

Audio, 5:51
Meherazad, India, August 11, 1987
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Uploaded 1/12/2024

“He made human of them”

In this segment of a talk, Naja Irani, Baba’s cousin and close disciple, discusses following Baba in the very early days of His work, around 1920. She speaks of the sometimes ragtag group of early disciples—from all religions and castes, and with wildly different temperaments—and how Baba in His love accepted all of them, bringing each inexorably nearer to God.

Audio, 4:04
Meherazad, India, August 29, 1976
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Uploaded 1/5/2024

“It was as natural as you walking”

Anita Vieillard first met Meher Baba in New York in November, 1931, brought along to Harmon-on-Hudson by Norina Matchabelli. In part two of this talk given at Meher Center, she shares stories of her experiences with Baba in Europe, India, and within her own heart. The recording ends with questions from those in the crowd, Anita answering each with humor, wit, and above all, a deep love for her Master, Meher Baba.

Audio, 32:07
Meher Spiritual Center, Meeting Place, September 25, 1987
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Uploaded 12/8/2023

“Give Him the Results”

In the last part of this series, Bhau answers questions about what it really means to give the responsibility and results to Baba. He sheds light on how to know the direction Baba wants us to take, and how to decipher between His wish and our own.

Audio, 15:33
Washington D.C. August 8, 1985
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Uploaded 12/1/2023

“Besides God, nothing exists”

In this excerpt from Part Three of Bhau’s life with Baba, Bhau answers a series of questions posed by pilgrims regarding the soul’s journey once it leaves the body, and the differences between Liberation and God-Realization.

Audio, 9:50
Washington D.C. August 8, 1985
From Mandalihall.org
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Uploaded 11/16/2023

“You must keep Him in your heart”

Bhau Kalchuri was Meher Baba’s night watchman, biographer, and above all, His devoted follower. In this audio recording, Bhau shares with us two short anecdotes about devotees coming to meet Baba in His physical form, highlighting the importance of coming to Him with an open heart.

Washington D.C. August 8, 1985
From Mandalihall.org

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Uploaded 11/2/2023