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     A CHRONOLOGY OF DIVINE DATES OF MEHER BABA AT DEHRADUN WITH DESCRIPTION

1950

28thJanuary 1950

 

SUPPER FOR MAHANT

BABA ordered Vishnu to keep aside lunch and supper for Mahant every day, as he liked to eat that which he received from the hands of BABA. Shatrughna and his wife were fully devoted to BABA and obeyed BABA’S order literally. Shatrughna’s, love for BABA was so much that he offered to join the New Life.

BABA paid a visit to the Manjri-Mafi property in the evening and saw Kaikobad ji who had been staying there since 16th October, 1949 and told him that he should continue his daily routine as he had been doing all these months and He (BABA) would make certain arrangements for him from 1st March when BABA would shift with the ladies and other companions there from present place of residence.

29th January 1950

 

THE WHITE HORSE

Donkin requested BABA for help in selling the animals, carts and tongas. BABA ordered Pendu, Baidul and Sadashiv to do he work on his behalf. BABA had intended not to sell the white horse, which Mr. Khare of Banaras had given in Bhiksha.

3rd February 1950

 

NANHI-DUNIYA

Shatrughna came here with Prof. Lekh Raj ‘Ulfat‘ who was the founder and promoter of the children’s School by name ‘Nanhi Duniya’ (Children’s World). This is an ideal School connected with the International Movement for Children and their Friends. The aims and objects as given in the pamphlet were excellent and deserve high appreciation and support from everyone, rich and poor. The pamphlet was kept in the file for reference. BABA gave this ideal institution ‘Nanhi Duniya’ free four bulls in the name of ladies who purchased them. When taking delivery of the bulls, Prof. Lekh Raj happened to see BABA who remarked that the work done for the innocent children was praise worthy in the eyes of God and that he should carry on bravely and leave the result to God.

12th February 1950

 

BITTER COLD AND BABA’S HUMOUR

The weather continued to be bitterly cold Mussoorie Hills in the distance disappeared completely from view and the whole of the surroundings were enveloped in thick fog. After the breakfast at 5 am BABA joined Mandali as usual and inquired each of them as to how they slept. When He asked Nilu in particular he replied that he could not sleep and added:

“ It was cold, cold, cold. “

Then BABA said:

“ We are neither young or old’

Our everything is sold,

Neither we have silver nor gold,

There is new life all told. “

 

25th. February 1950

BABA’S BIRTHDAY

BABA’S birthday was celebrated by the ladies on this day when the local people, men and women about 20 persons gathered together as well as, Narawala and his children, Mr. & Mrs. Burjor Chacha, Eruch Mistry, Helen etc., who came to wish BABA a happy birthday.

Miss Naja(Pendu’s sister) cooked ‘rava’ and BABA personally served it along with ‘Bhajyas’ to the visitor. BABA looked very happy. His face was lustrous and the eyes were dancing with joy, which created an atmosphere of peace, calm and happiness.

GANGES WATER

Baidul returned from Rishikesh. He brought with him two cans full of water of the Ganges. According to BABA’S instructions he first took bath, and after cleaning the cans, filled them with water of the Ganges. At about 12:30 p.m. BABA bathed himself with the water of the Ganges from one can & He told Mandali that on 1st March He would again bathe Himself with the water from the other can.

 

28th. February 1950

 

CLINIC OPENED

BABA told all the companions to be ready by 2:30 in the noon to attend the opening ceremony of Dr. Donkin’s consulting clinic in Dehradun. BABA with the ladies & the male companions went to Dr. Donkins clinic at 2:30 p.m. Donkin invited Dr. Prakash, one of the leading physicians & Mr. Helen for the function. Mr.&Mrs. Narawala, Mr. & Mrs. Burjor Chacha, Mr. Eruch Mistry and Mr. Keki Desai, all helped Don in making the function a success. BABA personally served to all those present with sweets (cakes, pastry, Rava etc.) and tea. Mrs. Narawala and Mrs. Chacha jointly prepared Rav, Tea, etc. for the party on behalf of Don, and also helped him in presence of all, explained to the guests that Don would be practicing here as a consulting physician to help the new life of BABA.

1st March 1950

This day BABA was to take bath the water of the Ganges from the second can which was bought by Baidul on 15th February. Before taking Bath, BABA cut a lock of hair each companion’s head at about 1 p.m. with a pair of scissors.

At 4p.m., Keki Narawala gave BABA cooked food in Bhiksha at Mr. Shatrughna’s place. BABA accepted this Bhiksha in the presence of all the companions, Mr & Mrs. Shatrughan, Eruch Mistry, Burjor, Chacha & K.K. Desai. Mrs. Narawalaa cooked the food offered to Baba in Bhiksha personally.

5th March 1950

 

SWEEPING AND WASHING

As usual, BABA swept his own hut & rearranged the things. BABA also washed His own clothes & cleaned His own utensils.In the evening Pendu & Murli arrived with the bullock cart from Majri- Mafi. They took two days to cover a distance of 35 miles by cart.

22nd. March 1950

Mrs. Prakashwati arrived with her baby from Delhi to take BABA’S darshan, BABA explained to her that in the new life He had stopped giving interviews, darshan, blessings and seeing visitors and instructed her to tell others not to come here and see him. In spite of this Mrs. Prakashwati asked for Baba’s blessings at the time of her departure. BABA consoled by telling her that in the new life He gives only His love no blessings, and expected love for Him and others in return.

9th. April 1950

At about 10 in the morning Mrs. Narawala, Mr. Eruch Mistry and Bujor Cahcha came from Dehradun to see BABA. Shatrughan also came to see BABA after much discussion, BABA at last decided to got to Haridwar on 12th. instant by rail to attend the Purna Kumbh Mela procession. This particular Kumbh Mela has greater importance, as it came after 36 years.

28th April 1950

BABA came to the Companions cottage at 6 in the morning, and Shatrughna arrived after half an hour with a cricket bat. Game of cricket was started at 6:30 a.m. sharp and BABA opened up with batting and was hitting all around the wicket magnificently. The pitch was the narrow, rugged and flattened out top of the elevated portion of the trench, and the fielders could somehow manage to stand in the grooved and furrowed bottoms of the surrounding narrow trenches. To move or walk in the trenches was a problem and to after the cricket ball was an ordeal. It was fun and BABA’S hitting was exhilarating. At 8 a.m., the cricket was over and BABA had a long talk with Shatrughna about he should obey BABA hundred percent and would execute His instructions without hesitations. BABA was very much pleased.

29th April 1950

 

VISITING NIRANJANPUR AGAIN

BABA came to the cottage at 5:30 a.m. and announced to the companions that He and the ladies intended to go by station-wagon to inspect Donkin’s bungalow at 6:30 a.m. Ladies expressed their desire to BABA that they wanted to see at least once the bungalow in Niranjanpur where they and BABA stayed in 1946. So, BABA and the ladies left Manjri-Mafi at 6 a.m. and after visiting Don’s place in Dehradun, went to Niranjanpur and returned to Manjri-Mafi at 10 a.m. Ladies were delighted to see the old place.

30th April 1950

 

BABA PLAYS ‘GILLI-DANDA’

At 6:30 in the morning Shatrughna came to Mandali quarters, and BABA with companions played a game of ‘Gilli-Danda’ for one hour.

1953

Eruch Mistry and Kishan Singh received BABA the male and women Mandali at the railway station on 18th February 1953. The Mandali was taken to 107 Rajpur Road, Prakashwati, who was then staying with Kishan Singh as she was undertaking treatment from a homeopath, had to be shifted to Bakshi’s place in 82-Rajpur Road.

WASHING THE FEET OF POOR

BABA came to the mandali’s quarters at about 7 a.m., with Aloba holding an umbrella over his head. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor was performed on the open lawns outside the Mandali quarters and this was watched by a number of people standing on the road. The ceremony started at about 8 a.m. and BABA washed the feet of the poor, cleaned them with a towel which Eruch handed to Him while Aloba held the jug to pour water on BABA’S hands. After bowing down on the feet of the poor, BABA gave each of them Rs. 50/- Beloved BABA himself graciously fixed up a public Darshan on the 23rd march 1953.

 

BABA HIMSELF DECLARED DARSHAN DATE

“After due obeisance to you, BABA says that He Himself will give darshan to you on the 23rd of March 1953. You come on the 23rd of March 1953. If you try to extract darshan earlier than that date, you will not derive the benefit of the Darshan – BABA.”

BOWING DOWN TO SAINTS

On another day, a list was again drawn for BABA to bow down to saints and mahatamas in Dehradun. In it figured the name of Mataji Anand Mai, a great Bengali saint with a very large following.Mangatram was one of the advanced Souls with a large following. He lived near Rajpur in a small house.  The path to his house from Rajpur was dirty road going steep down hill. BABA walked down that steep road and bowed down to him. The return uphill journey was very uncomfortable for BABA but with all the hardships encountered. BABA was happy about this contact with the saint.

He shouted “No Power on earth can stop me from bowing down to BABA. I will not obey this order to BABA” When Kumar & Kishan Singh were on the point of physically lifting & taking him outside, BABA who could not see the man suffer quickly said “let him touch my feet”. The man touched BABA’S feet & then wept & wept. BABA soothed & consoled him after allowing him to remain lying on his feet for sometime. BABA then touched the man’s feet & ordered seven members of His Mandali to come forward immediately as He wanted to bow down to them on their feet. BABA did so, apparently to repay the homage extended to Him.

DARSHAN TO STUDENTS

A batch of students of the Ayurvedic college of Haridwar came to BABA’S darshan. They requested BABA to allow them to sit in his presence for a little longer time than what generally allowed to others. BABA gladly accepted to their request. One of them asked BABA, I wish to see God. BABA quickly composed a small couple on his alphabet board in reply of the question:

“Some seek money

Some seek name

Some seek power

Some seek fame

Some want children. Some want God,

Life is a joke

And all is a game”

Some one asked, “Why has God created this Universe?” BABA replied, “Who says God has created this world? We have created it by our imagination, God is supremely independent. When we say that He has created this illusion, we lower Him & His infinity. He is beyond all this & only when we find Him in ourselves & even in our day-to-day life, and then only all our doubts will vanish. We have then not to think about Him. Just as you are now a man or a woman. Do you ever think as to whether you are a man or a woman? The answer is no, because you have become a man. So, when one becomes God, only then do all doubts vanish. Otherwise, it is just a talk. Reasoning, logic or theory. I give my love to you all.”

BABA ANSWERS “HOW TO LOVE GOD?”

When a seeker asked BABA, how to love God? How do you love anything? If you fall in love with a   beautiful girl, then what happens? No systems or principle exists for such a man. He won’t fear ridicule. If people call him ma, he doesn’t mind. To get lost in the idea of possessing the Beloved by hook or crock is to love God. So, when you become prepared in your heart of hearts to get union with God by hook or crook at the cost of life and ridicule of the whole world, then, may be, you are said to have entered the lane of Divine Love.”

INTERVIEW TO AIR FORCE OFFICERS

Some Air Force Officers and their families came from I.A.F. selection Board, Clement Town, Dehradun. They had read some books about BABA. Some of the ladies had previously written to BABA at Ahmednagar asking for an interview. In reply, they were asked to come on 23red. of March for darshan. BABA finally told them; “ I am happy to see you and give my love and blessings. I would have asked you to sit here but it would not be fair, as I have asked all others not to sit due to the rush of people waiting outside to see me. In the morning I was allowing people to sit here and was in a mood to give discourses. Anyhow, I give my love to you all because that only counts. Love is the only thing worth living for arid dying for. Love for Go, if it were honest as God himself, makes us known Him in everything and in everyone. I give my blessings to you all.”

STRANGE ADVICE TO SANYASI

When the darshan was going on in the morning a Swami dressed in purple clothes came to see BABA . He sat in BABA’S presence for some time and kept looking at BABA very keenly but did not talk anything. He came again in the afternoon when BABA asked him to sit beside Himself. Encouraged by the very loving treatment thus accorded to him made two to three requests to Eruch to ask BABA whether he would talk about his Sadhana. BABA gave him the permission. The talk became very interesting for all around. Some thoughts are ordinary but some are of acute intensity. “My body cannot bear any hardships then I think of God or mediate on Him, I  get a headache .” Then BABA said, “Although no interviews are allowed on this day , yet Eruch has drawn my attention two or three times that you want to ask for some spiritual help. If you really want my help then do two things and God will help you on the path. These two things are:

(1)  Let no one bow down to you, instead of that you bow down to them..

(2)  At exactly 12 midnight from today, say very loudly “Parbrahma Parmatma” but only once. It should be so loud if God who is deaf can hear. Then after five minutes, say very loudly “BABA” once but loudly, as if BABA is deaf.

A NEW VISITOR

BABA ordered the Mandali to get a cup of tea prepared for a new visitor. After tea, BABA began the conversation.

BABA- what do you want?

Visitor- I want to learn yoga.

BABA-Then you should go to some yogi to learn yoga. I am not a yogi. At Rishikesh you will find Swami Shivananda who is one of the advanced Yogis.

BABA PLAYS CRICKET AGAIN

One day BABA said that He would like to play cricket. He asked Kishen Singh to go to Naosherwan (a young boy then) Kishan Singh found two Stumps, a rubber ball and a flat wooden Plank used as a bat by the children. With this make shift cricket paraphernalia. BABA, the mandali and Kishan Singh began playing cricket on the lawns of 101- Rajpur road. On the other side of the lawn was a fruit orchard in a low lying area. It was a unique sight to see BABA batting and the mandali running here and there to field for the rubber ball. Even the passers by on the road enjoyed watching the game played by BABA and the mandali. They wondered why the avatar of the age played cricket with a wooden plank.

1953

Eruch Mistry and Kishan Singh received BABA the male and women Mandali at the railway station on 18th February 1953. The Mandali was taken to 107 Rajpur Road, Prakashwati, who was then staying with Kishan Singh as she was undertaking treatment from a homeopath, had to be shifted to Bakshi’s place in 82-Rajpur Road.

WASHING THE FEET OF POOR

BABA came to the mandali’s quarters at about 7 a.m., with Aloba holding an umbrella over his head. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor was performed on the open lawns outside the Mandali quarters and this was watched by a number of people standing on the road. The ceremony started at about 8 a.m. and BABA washed the feet of the poor, cleaned them with a towel which Eruch handed to Him while Aloba held the jug to pour water on BABA’S hands. After bowing down on the feet of the poor, BABA gave each of them Rs. 50/- Beloved BABA himself graciously fixed up a public Darshan on the 23rd march 1953.

 

BABA HIMSELF DECLARED DARSHAN DATE

“After due obeisance to you, BABA says that He Himself will give darshan to you on the 23rd of March 1953. You come on the 23rd of March 1953. If you try to extract darshan earlier than that date, you will not derive the benefit of the Darshan – BABA.”

BOWING DOWN TO SAINTS

On another day, a list was again drawn for BABA to bow down to saints and mahatamas in Dehradun. In it figured the name of Mataji Anand Mai, a great Bengali saint with a very large following.Mangatram was one of the advanced Souls with a large following. He lived near Rajpur in a small house.  The path to his house from Rajpur was dirty road going steep down hill. BABA walked down that steep road and bowed down to him. The return uphill journey was very uncomfortable for BABA but with all the hardships encountered. BABA was happy about this contact with the saint.

He shouted “No Power on earth can stop me from bowing down to BABA. I will not obey this order to BABA” When Kumar & Kishan Singh were on the point of physically lifting & taking him outside, BABA who could not see the man suffer quickly said “let him touch my feet”. The man touched BABA’S feet & then wept & wept. BABA soothed & consoled him after allowing him to remain lying on his feet for sometime. BABA then touched the man’s feet & ordered seven members of His Mandali to come forward immediately as He wanted to bow down to them on their feet. BABA did so, apparently to repay the homage extended to Him.

DARSHAN TO STUDENTS

A batch of students of the Ayurvedic college of Haridwar came to BABA’S darshan. They requested BABA to allow them to sit in his presence for a little longer time than what generally allowed to others. BABA gladly accepted to their request. One of them asked BABA, I wish to see God. BABA quickly composed a small couple on his alphabet board in reply of the question:

“Some seek money

Some seek name

Some seek power

Some seek fame

Some want children. Some want God,

Life is a joke

And all is a game”

Some one asked, “Why has God created this Universe?” BABA replied, “Who says God has created this world? We have created it by our imagination, God is supremely independent. When we say that He has created this illusion, we lower Him & His infinity. He is beyond all this & only when we find Him in ourselves & even in our day-to-day life, and then only all our doubts will vanish. We have then not to think about Him. Just as you are now a man or a woman. Do you ever think as to whether you are a man or a woman? The answer is no, because you have become a man. So, when one becomes God, only then do all doubts vanish. Otherwise, it is just a talk. Reasoning, logic or theory. I give my love to you all.”

BABA ANSWERS “HOW TO LOVE GOD?”

When a seeker asked BABA, how to love God? How do you love anything? If you fall in love with a   beautiful girl, then what happens? No systems or principle exists for such a man. He won’t fear ridicule. If people call him ma, he doesn’t mind. To get lost in the idea of possessing the Beloved by hook or crock is to love God. So, when you become prepared in your heart of hearts to get union with God by hook or crook at the cost of life and ridicule of the whole world, then, may be, you are said to have entered the lane of Divine Love.”

INTERVIEW TO AIR FORCE OFFICERS

Some Air Force Officers and their families came from I.A.F. selection Board, Clement Town, Dehradun. They had read some books about BABA. Some of the ladies had previously written to BABA at Ahmednagar asking for an interview. In reply, they were asked to come on 23red. of March for darshan. BABA finally told them; “ I am happy to see you and give my love and blessings. I would have asked you to sit here but it would not be fair, as I have asked all others not to sit due to the rush of people waiting outside to see me. In the morning I was allowing people to sit here and was in a mood to give discourses. Anyhow, I give my love to you all because that only counts. Love is the only thing worth living for arid dying for. Love for Go, if it were honest as God himself, makes us known Him in everything and in everyone. I give my blessings to you all.”

STRANGE ADVICE TO SANYASI

When the darshan was going on in the morning a Swami dressed in purple clothes came to see BABA . He sat in BABA’S presence for some time and kept looking at BABA very keenly but did not talk anything. He came again in the afternoon when BABA asked him to sit beside Himself. Encouraged by the very loving treatment thus accorded to him made two to three requests to Eruch to ask BABA whether he would talk about his Sadhana. BABA gave him the permission. The talk became very interesting for all around. Some thoughts are ordinary but some are of acute intensity. “My body cannot bear any hardships then I think of God or mediate on Him, I  get a headache .” Then BABA said, “Although no interviews are allowed on this day , yet Eruch has drawn my attention two or three times that you want to ask for some spiritual help. If you really want my help then do two things and God will help you on the path. These two things are:

(1)  Let no one bow down to you, instead of that you bow down to them..

(2)  At exactly 12 midnight from today, say very loudly “Parbrahma Parmatma” but only once. It should be so loud if God who is deaf can hear. Then after five minutes, say very loudly “BABA” once but loudly, as if BABA is deaf.

A NEW VISITOR

BABA ordered the Mandali to get a cup of tea prepared for a new visitor. After tea, BABA began the conversation.

BABA- what do you want?

Visitor- I want to learn yoga.

BABA-Then you should go to some yogi to learn yoga. I am not a yogi. At Rishikesh you will find Swami Shivananda who is one of the advanced Yogis.

BABA PLAYS CRICKET AGAIN

One day BABA said that He would like to play cricket. He asked Kishen Singh to go to Naosherwan (a young boy then) Kishan Singh found two Stumps, a rubber ball and a flat wooden Plank used as a bat by the children. With this make shift cricket paraphernalia. BABA, the mandali and Kishan Singh began playing cricket on the lawns of 101- Rajpur road. On the other side of the lawn was a fruit orchard in a low lying area. It was a unique sight to see BABA batting and the mandali running here and there to field for the rubber ball. Even the passers by on the road enjoyed watching the game played by BABA and the mandali. They wondered why the avatar of the age played cricket with a wooden plank.

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