Tag Archives: Baba Lover Stories

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Resolving to Be His

    Resolving to Be His

    Last year, on New Year’s Eve, thirty-seven-year-old Alex Davis made a sole New Year’s resolution. He resolved to visit the Center every month in the year 2023. The year is almost ending, and I have seen Alex on Center quite frequently, but has he really come every month? “Yes,” he exclaims, “sometimes even twice in…

  5. “High-end restoration on old shacks”

    “High-end restoration on old shacks”

    Every time I chat with Dean Nordquist, I learn something new. I look at Uncle Dean, as he is fondly referred to by Meher Center staff, as a man who could be a character from a classical novel. He has a distinctive look, an uncanny sense of humor, a bubbling laughter and a unique point…

  6. The Dhuni and Answered Prayer

    The Dhuni and Answered Prayer

    What is answered prayer? Once, in Mandali Hall, Meher Baba’s close disciple Eruch told the story of a British dairy farmer named Michael who loved Baba.[i] In 1976, England was experiencing a terrible drought. As it wore on, Michael started going up to his second floor terrace each day to look at the bright unforgiving…

  7. A Force of Love

    A Force of Love

    Every visit to Baba’s house is life changing in its imprint, gentle or pronounced, upon the soul. And yet, by His grace, on a recent visit I was touched beyond worldly measure. On a busy Friday afternoon, I brought my infant son to Baba’s house. Since he had already been there as a newborn, I…

  8. The Man in the Door

    The Man in the Door

    If you were a young person in New York in the 1960s who heard about the God-Man, you likely would have made your way to a Monday Night Baba meeting. There, the door would have swung open to a striking sight: a tall, unusual-looking character, often wearing a black coat, a black hat, a black…

  9. Those Eyes!: Lagoon Cabin Stories

    Those Eyes!: Lagoon Cabin Stories

    When Meher Baba visited Meher Center, He often met with individuals and small groups in the little intimate cabin that would become known as the Lagoon Cabin. While each person’s first meeting with Meher Baba in 1952 was unique, a common pattern emerges from the written and recorded experiences of those who were there: many instantly…

  10. The Truman Moore Touch

    The Truman Moore Touch

    If you stay on the main paths of Meher Spiritual Center, you will never find yourself far from a building that was built by Truman Moore and Moore Construction. Truman Ellinwood Moore, a native of Shelby, NC, was born in 1901. He left his southern roots to attend the Chicago Institute of Art and graduated…