Meher Baba


Born
in Pune, India
February 25, 1894

Died
January 31, 1969

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Meher Baba was an Indian spiritual master who said he was the Avatar, God in human form.

From 10 July 1925 to the end of his life, Meher Baba maintained silence, communicating by means of an alphabet board or by unique hand gestures. With his mandali (circle of disciples), he spent long periods in seclusion, during which time he often fasted. He also traveled widely, held public gatherings and engaged in works of charity with lepers, the poor and the mentally ill.

In 1931, Meher Baba made the first of many visits to the West, where he attracted followers. Throughout most of the 1940s, Meher Baba worked with a category of spiritual aspirants called masts, who he said are entranced or spellbound by internal spiritual experiences. Starting in 19
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God Speaks

4.53 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1975 — 3 editions
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4.64 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1975 — 9 editions
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Everything and Nothing

4.58 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1998 — 2 editions
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Sparks of the Truth: From t...

4.71 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1988
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Beams from Meher Baba on th...

4.96 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1971 — 2 editions
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Life at Its Best

4.37 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1976
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The Path of Love

4.73 avg rating — 26 ratings2 editions
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Listen Humanity

4.64 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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The Silent Master Meher Baba

4.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1987
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Darshan Hours with Meher Baba

4.25 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1973
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“Don't Worry Be Happy”
Meher Baba

“No amount of prayer or meditation can do what helping others can do.”
Meher Baba

“There are very few things in the mind which eat up as much energy as worry. It is one of the most difficult things not to worry about anything. Worry is experienced when things go wrong, but in relation to past happenings it is idle merely to wish that they might have been otherwise. The frozen past is what it is, and no amount of worrying is going to make it other than what it has been. But the limited ego-mind identifies itself with its past, gets entangled with it and keeps alive the pangs of frustrated desires. Thus worry continues to grow into the mental life of man until the ego-mind is burdened by the past. Worry is also experienced in relation to the future when this future is expected to be disagreeable in some way. In this case it seeks to justify itself as a necessary part of the attempt to prepare for coping with the anticipated situations. But, things can never be helped merely by worrying. Besides, many of the things which are anticipated never turn up, or if they do occur, they turn out to be much more acceptable than they were expected to be. Worry is the product of feverish imagination working under the stimulus of desires. It is a living through of sufferings which are mostly our own creation. Worry has never done anyone any good, and it is very much worse than mere dissipation of psychic energy, for it substantially curtails the joy and fullness of life.”
Meher Baba, Discourses