Discipline and Love

In this powerful audio, Adi K. Irani speaks about discipleship and love with Meher Baba. Through a small incident, Adi was taught by Baba to follow orders and obey Him despite the fact that Baba was so free and natural with His disciples. He then talks about a period when Baba trained them meticulously to be disciplined and truthful in following Him wholeheartedly.

Audio; 11:05
USA, May, 1980
Courtesy of Mandalihall.org
For full transcript, click here
Uploaded 6/14/2024

“Baba looked so beautiful”

Mehera Irani was Baba’s closest female disciple, and an unparalleled example of how to truly love Him. In honor of the anniversary of Mehera’s passing on May 20th, we invite you to watch this beautiful video of Mehera sharing stories of her life with Baba on the porch at Meherazad.

Video; 1:08:51
Meherazad, India, 1971
Courtesy of The Avatar Meher Baba Center Southern California -US – Archives
Uploaded 5/17/2024

“He was the answer for everything I didn’t know I’d been searching for”

Rano Gayley first met Baba in 1933, and spent the rest of her life in His service as a member of His mandali. In this special recording from Meher Center in 1970, Rano speaks to a group for the first time about her life with Baba. She begins her talk by sharing about her initial meeting with Meher Baba, a moment that changed the course of her life forever. To listen to the full talk, click the link below.

Audio, 13:23
Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, July 11th 1970
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
Full talk: Click here, and find NC-072
Uploaded 5/10/2024

“Elizabeth”

On the anniversary of Baba’s first visit to the Center in April of 1952, we share this rare and invaluable footage of Elizabeth Patterson—one of Meher Baba’s female mandali and founder of Meher Center. Here, she speaks in great detail about the Center. She begins with the search that she and Norina Matchabelli undertook to find the perfect place for Baba’s home in the West, and goes on to talk about the construction of the Center, its purpose, and Baba’s three visits. Elizabeth’s whole-hearted focus and devotion to her Beloved shine through her every word.

Video, 1:18:14
Dilruba, Meher Center, Myrtle Beach, 1977
Courtesy of MEFA: Meher Baba Film Archive International, thanks to Pete Townsend
Uploaded 4/26/2024

“We know without a doubt that He is with us”

In this recording, Baba’s sister Mani speaks to the question of whether or not the mandali miss Baba’s physical form. She says that, “although we would happily go through the New Life a thousand times over just to be in His company,” they also know and feel thast Baba is still with them.

Audio, 2:28

Mandali Hall, Meherazad, October 18th, 1986
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For the full recording, click NC-060

“Baba named all the animals”

In this amusing recording, Katie Irani shares stories about Baba’s animals on Meherabad Hill before the New Life. From Jumpu, the smelly monkey, to Moti, the spiteful peacock, and Nutty and Gutty, the two English pigs who kept Katie up all night.Through this grand menagerie of animals including dogs, cats, turkey, geese ducks and chickens, we learn of challenges and obedience.

Audio, 16:03
November 30th, 1999, Mandali Hall, Meherazad
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
Uploaded 4/5/2024

“Love consumes you until you are no more”

In this talk given in Mandali Hall, Eruch addresses the ever-present question of, “how do we love God?” Utilizing a series of examples given by Baba when answering that very question, Eruch illustrates the difference between human and divine love, stressing that constant remembrance of the Avatar is the first step toward loving Him.

Audio, 26:30
Meherazad, India, August 1980
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
Uploaded 3/22/2024

“It should come spontaneously from the mouth of the guru”

Hazrat Babajan was a Perfect Master whom Meher Baba referred to as “The Emperor.” With one kiss between the eyes in 1914, she brought about young Meherwan Irani’s realization of His Infinite Self. In this recording, one of Meher Baba’s long-time mandali members, Padri, shares stories of Baba and Babajan from the 1920’s.

Audio, 6:41
Meherabad, India, Date unknown
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here and go to NC-002F
Uploaded 3/1/2024

“Wherever you are, there I am”

In this beautiful interview conducted by Irwin Luck at Meher Center in 1971, devoted mandali members Kitty Davy and Adi K. Irani share stories of their lives with Baba. Kitty talks about her first year with Baba in 1931 and her journey to accept the separation that Baba had planned for her for His work. Adi recounts the events of Baba’s final day in His physical form. Throughout, their love and faith in Baba shine through every word.

Video; 13:34
Meher Center, 1971
Courtesy of The Avatar Meher Baba Center Southern California-US
Uploaded 2/16/2024

“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
Courtesy of Mandali Hall Talks
For full talk, click here and go to DF-078B
Uploaded 2/16/2024