15 Questions can tell You the meanings of words like RELIGION, LIFE
is Meher Baba's religion?
A.He says,"My personal religion is my being
the ancient infinite one; and the religion I impart to all is love
for God which is the truth of all religions."
Meher Baba's opinion is,purpose of life?
A."The purpose of life is to recognise God within ourselves........to
realise our oneness with the infinite. This can be acheived through love
for God. This can be done even whilst attending to our worldly duties.
In every day walks of life and amidst intense activities we should feel
we should feel detached and dedicate our doings to our beloved God." -Meher
A. According to Meher Baba,"Life is a Mighty Joke.He who
knows this can hardly be understood by others. He who does not know it
finds himself in a state of delusion. He may ponder over this problem
day and night, but will find himself incapable of knowing it. Why?
people take life seriously, and God lightly;whereas we must take God
seriously,and take life lightly.Then,we know that we always were the same
and will ever remain the same.......the Originator of this joke. This
knowledge is not acheived by reasoning.But it is the knowledge of experience."
is Baba's work?
A. "As far as my inner life and internal activities are
concerned,only God and those who are one with God can know and understand.As
far as my external activities are concerned,regarding my work with the
God-intoxicated,saints,sadhus, and the poor,of contacting them,serving
them and bowing down to them in whole hearted devotion,they have
all been mostly recorded'........" -Meher Baba
is it necessary to have the aid of the Perfect Master in order to attain
A."Only a Perfect Master wo is the veritable incarnation
of Divinity,can awaken in the individual the fire of Divine Love which
consumes in its flames the lesser desires of the body, mind, and world,
all of which must be completely relinquished before perfection can
be realised". -Meher Baba
doesn't Meher Baba perform miracles?
A. Meher Baba's miracles are performed silently in the
hearts of his followers, awakening them to the spiritual values and true
purpose of life. He says, "My first and last miracle will be performed
when I break my silence.It will be the greatest miracle of all times.When
I perfoorm that miracle, I won't raise the dead but I will make those
who live for the world dead to the world and live in God; I won't give
sight to the blind but make people blind to illusion and make them see
God the Reality". "There is no grater miracle than the miracle of the
Awakened heart". -Meher Baba
should misery perpetually exist o earth in spite of God's Infinite Love
A. "The source of eternal bliss is the self in all and
the cause of perpetual misery is the selfishness of all.As long as satisfaction
is derived through selfish pursuits,misery will always exist. Only because
of the infinite Love and Mercy of God can man learn to realise ,through
the lessons of misery on earth,that inherent in him is the source of
Infinite Bliss and that all suffering is his labour of Love to unveil
his own infinite Self" -Meher Baba
does Meher Baba help mankind?
A."I have come to sow the seeds of Love in your hearts
so that in spite of all superficial diversity which your life in illusion
must experience and endure,the feeling of Oneness through Love is brought
aboutamongst all nations, creeds sects and castes of the world." -Meher
is Meher Baba's experience concerning money?
A."whether it is good or bad to posess money depends entirely
on the use we make of it. Fire can serve and warm a man;fire can
also burn and destroy a man" -Meher Baba
it possible for man to get at the TRUTH?
A. "Discard all falsehoods to get at the truth. Discard
all that which does not endure, and you will realise the TRUTH". -Meher
there any part of self that endures?
A. "Yes,You alone endure and the rest of your self
is to be discarded to realise the real SELF that is YOU". -Meher
is Baba's attitude towards 'prayer' or 'worship'?
A."...The ideal prayer to the lord is nothing more than
spontaneous praise of his being. You praise him, not in the spirit of
bargain(or expectation),but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation
of what he really is. You praise him because he is praiseworthy. All prayers
with a motive fall short of the ideal prayer which is without motive.
If you pray with a motive to do good to someone,your prayer may actually
bring about good both to him and to yourself. Some peoople pray for the
spiritual benefit of those who have done them some wrong. There also they
are helping others spiritually ........ In the entire spiritual panorama
of universe,nothing is more sublime than a spontaneous prayer.........In
its highest form, prayer leaves no room for the illusory diarchy of the
lover and the beloved. It is a return to one's own being".
can one get happiness?
A."If man wants the happiness he is striving for,let him
be more aggressive towards himself and more tolerant towards others".
He also says, "Real Happiness lies in making others happy".
does Meher Baba mean by God?
A. "God cannot be theorised;God cannot be discussed; God
cannot be argued about; God cannot be explained; God cannot be understood;
God can only be lived by losing ourselves in him through Love. God is
Love. Infinite Love is God. Love God and you will find that your own self
is nothing but God." -Meher Baba
to love GOD?
A. "To love God in the most practical way is to love our
fellow-beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our
own dear ones, we love God." -Meher Baba