Tag Archives: Meher Baba’s Life

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. Early Meherabad: Gulmai, Gilori Shah and Meher Baba

    Early Meherabad: Gulmai, Gilori Shah and Meher Baba

    Growing up, one of the stories that my grandfather told me was of being with Baba on His last visit to Meherabad in 1962. Incidentally, the occasion for His visit was the burial of Gulmai Irani, whom Baba called His spiritual mother. At the burial, my grandfather (Prem Khilnani) said to Baba, “Someday Meherabad will…

  4. “Take Me with you”: An Excerpt from Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba

    “Take Me with you”: An Excerpt from Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba

    In September of 1954, sixty-nine years ago this month, twenty of Meher Baba’s Western male lovers arrived in Meherabad. They had been personally invited by the Master to spend three weeks in His presence. This excerpt took place on September 16th, when Baba took the men on a tour of Meherazad and showed then a…

  5. A Magic Carpet Ride: Tiger Valley Cave

    A Magic Carpet Ride: Tiger Valley Cave

    Meher Baba’s Tiger Valley Cave is located in Panchgani, sixty miles from Pune, 12.5 miles from Mahabaleshwar, and was built especially for Meher Baba in the spring of 1930. Once Baba selected the site for the cave and approval was given by the Maharaja of Savantwadi, who owned the property, excavation began. Hewn into the cliffside, the…

  6. Celebrating the One God

    Celebrating the One God

    In February 1922 in Pune, Meher Baba’s birthday was celebrated simply by His earliest disciples. There was singing, a delicious meal, arti, and a spirit of festivity and love. One disciple, Gulmai, gave Baba a thin gold chain with Zoroaster’s portrait in a locket. At that time, Baba had not said He was the Avatar,…

  7. A Downpour of Love: from West to East

    A Downpour of Love: from West to East

    Exactly sixty years ago, in November of 1962, Meher Baba hosted a historic event at Guruprasad Palace in Poona, India. He invited thousands of followers for an intimate four-day Sahavas. What set this darshan program apart from any other that had taken place before was its unique intent, as described by Baba: “Coming together of…

  8. “Messiah who adores Ping-Pong”

    “Messiah who adores Ping-Pong”

    The Sunday Mercury published in Birmingham England, June 12, 1932, ran an article entitled, “The Silent Man ‘Messiah’ who Adores Ping-Pong”. The article read, “Meher Baba is a vegetarian, teetotaler and non-smoker, wears long hair and a plush blazer and plays an excellent game of ping-pong.” Meher Baba did indeed enjoy a good game of…

  9. A Divine Explanation

    A Divine Explanation

    On May 14, 1943, 125 men gathered in Meherabad to spend five days with Baba and hear His explanation of the “Divine Theme.” Not uncommonly, Baba had shifted the dates of the meeting in the month leading up to it. But, as Bhau Kalchuri put it, “out of the instability surrounding Meher Baba’s activities came…

  10. The Doctor Who Treated God

    The Doctor Who Treated God

    On May 20, at 2:30 p.m., Meher Baba drove in a car toward His inevitable destiny along with His carefully chosen followers: Mehera, Mani, Meheru and Elizabeth. He was traveling from Myrtle Beach to California. But God willed it otherwise. In a few days would be the historic event that He had predicted on May…