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 BOOKS ON LINE ON MEHER BABA

The books listed below are being provided to you as a part of the Online Library program of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India. Their use is subject to the conditions and restrictions of copyright law. To download the text of books you have to move to web page www.ambppct.org and follow the instructions on your computer.  You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to view the available pdf files

 BOOKS BY MEHER BABA
Beams from Meher Baba on the Spiritual Panorama

The publication of God Speaks in 1955 gave rise to questions on particular points of metaphysical detail. Meher Baba’s answers to these questions were compiled into the 13 essays of this book. Sample titles include: “The Advancing Stream of Life”, “The Interplay of Souls”, and “From Eternity to Eternity.” top

   

Discourses

Meher Baba's Discourses throw the light of true knowledge on many of life's most
perplexing problems. Inspiring and practical, the Discourses provide an ever-
fresh framework of spiritual perspective on the challenges of everyday life.

   
Discourses - Five Volume Set

The full complement of sixty-nine discourses was published in five volumes between 1939 and 1943. Various of these volumes were republished in subsequent editions, the last of these released in 1955.

 Introduction | Publication History | Volume 1 | Volume 2
 Volume 3 | Volume 4 | Volume 5

   
Discourses - 6th Edition

Under Meher Baba's direction Don Stevens and Ivy Duce reedited the original sixty-nine essays of the five-volume set. Sufism Reoriented published the result of this effort in three volumes in 1967.

Introduction | Short History
Volume I | Volume II | Volume III

   
Discourses - Seventh edition

Under the supervision of the Avatar Meher Baba Trust and Meher Baba's mandali, Eruch Jessawala, Bal Natu, and Flagg Kris edited the Discourses one last time, using the sixth edition as their base text.

Introduction | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

   

Divine Theme (with charts): Evolution, Reincarnation, Realisation

is an abstract of Baba’s cosmology and a description of the journey of the soul. It reads “God, the Over soul, alone is real. Nothing exists but God. The different souls are in the Over-soul and one with it. The processes of evolution, reincarnation and realisation are all necessary in order to enable the soul to gain self-consciousness.” In 1943, Baba called 125 of His followers to Meherabad to meditate on material found in the booklet’s charts, material which was later incorporated into the supplement to His book God Speaks.

 

   
The Everything and the Nothing

This collection of 65 short messages, based on answers to questions that Meher Baba gave out in personal interviews during the early 60s, is rich with insights of a poetic and inspirational nature into the life of love for God. Titles include: “The Lover and the Beloved”, “The Pearl Diver”, “Maya the Showman”, and “The One and the Zero.” top

   
Gems from the Discourses of Meher Baba

This book, published in 1945, contains selected passages from the "Discourses" of Meher Baba, first published in the issues of the Meher Baba Journals, by The Meher Editorial Committee, Meherabad, Ahmednagar, India. top

   
God Speaks

This unparalleled exposition on the theme of God and Creation explains how God, the sole Existence and Reality, comes to know Himself through the medium of His own imagination or dream. Encompassed in the discussion are such topics as: God’s whim to know Himself, the evolution of consciousness, reincarnation, the drop-soul’s involutionary journey through the seven inner planes, God-realization, the spiritual hierarchy, and the ten states of God. (Includes 11 charts.)

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In God’s Hand

This facsimile edition reproduces in full color a 39-page manuscript in Meher Baba’s own handwriting, probably authored in 1925. The subject matter is metaphysical, concerning God as Natural Light, Natural Darkness, Unnatural Darkness, and Unnatural Light. It’s the longest-known handwritten manuscript by a Master who, through most of his life, neither spoke nor wrote. In God’s Hand provides a remarkable glimpse into the nature of God and into the mind of the God-Man.

Part 1 is a large file, due to the many pages containing graphics, and will take some time to download. top

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Life at Its Best

The 57 short messages in this collection were given by Meher Baba to the public in the course of his visit to America in the summer of 1956. top

 

   
Listen, Humanity

Edited and narrated by Don Stevens. Created and published under Meher Baba’s supervision, this book’s central section is comprised of nine discourses by Meher Baba on such subjects as death and immortality, sleep, war, freedom, the spiritual path, and love. An opening section by Don Stevens describes a sahavas program with Meher Baba in 1955, and a closing section discusses the question of Meher Baba’s Avatarhood. top

   
Meher Baba on the Fiery Free Life and Seven Other Messages

Published by Adi K. Irani in 1952. In the booklet's first message, Baba states that "both freedom and bindings are consumed in the fire of Divine Love" during His Fiery Free Life, which began after the Manonash phase of the New Life. In the message "Meher Baba on Life Eternal," Baba reveals that "For ages and ages, God has been working in Silence, unobserved and un-noticed except by those who experience His Infinite Silence." Other messages included are "The High Roads to God," "God as Truth," and "God as Bliss." top

   
Meher Baba on Be True to Your Duty and Five Other Messages

Published in 1954 by Adi K. Irani for Meher Publications. These messages were given by Baba in Andhra and Sakori during 1953-54 and include four untitled messages, one message entitled “Existence is Substance and Life is Shadow,” and the titular message. The titular message is the original source for Baba’s oft-quoted words, “I want you to make me your constant companion. Think of me more than you think of your own self. The more you think of me, the more you will realize my love for you. Your duty is to keep me constantly with you throughout your thoughts, speech and actions.” top

   
Messages of Meher Baba

The Messages gathered here by Adi K. Irani have been grouped in two sections: 1) those delivered in the East, and 2) those delivered in the West. Each is addressed to the world at large or to a section of it, and deals, therefore, with current affairs, rather than the ups and downs of spiritual life. 1945

   
6 Messages of Avatar Meher Baba

Published in 1955 by Adi K. Irani. These are excerpts of discourses given by Meher Baba from time to time during the period extending from 1932 to 1954, compiled and placed under six categorical headings by Ramjoo Abdulla and Kishan Singh and edited by Malcolm Schloss and Charles Purdom.

 

   
New Life Circulars

Baba stated that "The New Life was the voluntary suspension of the state of Perfect Master to become a common man and a Perfect Seeker…" It consisted of four phases: "labor, begging, gypsy, and langoti," beginning on 16th of October 1949 and lasting for over two years. During this time, 34 circulars were issued to apprise Baba's lovers of His and His companions' activities. This eBook is based on the circulars received by Byramshaw "Papa" Jessawala.

   
The Path of Love

This excellent anthology of short messages includes many of the major statements and declarations that Meher Baba gave at public gatherings during the course of his ministry. Several important messages include “Meher Baba’s Call”, “The Universal Message”, “The Highest of the High”, and “Meher Baba’s Sermon.”

   
The Sayings of Shri Meher Baba

The Sayings of Shri Meher Baba was published in 1933 by the Circle Editorial Committee in London, and it is the second book authored by Baba that was published in the West. It contains sayings on the topics of “Divine Love,” “Religions or Shariat,” “The Spiritual Path,” “Intellect, Mind, and Maya,” “The Spiritual Planes: the Mind and Subtle Sphere,” and “The Perfect Master.”

   
Shri Meher Baba, The Perfect Master: Questions and Answers

Shri Meher Baba, the Perfect Master: Questions and Answers was published in 1933 by the Circle Editorial Committee in London, and it is the first book authored by Baba that was published in the West. It is divided into sections entitled “Questions about Christ,” “Questions About the Spiritual Path,” “Questions About Messiah or Avatar,” “Questions About Spiritual Masters,” “Questions About Shri Meher Baba’s Mission,” “‘Personal’ Questions,” and “Miscellaneous Questions: World Problems, Philosophical Problems.”

   
Sparks from Meher Baba

A collection of short statements from Meher Baba on a variety of subject related to spirituality, such as "God," "The Purpose of Life," "The Soul," "Good and Evil," and others. The quotes were selected by Meher Baba's Western disciples, Kitty Davy and Delia de Leon and was first printed in 1962.

   
Fragen und Antworten

Viele Fragen betreffend Shri Meher Baba wurden von Leuten des Westens gestellt; in diesem kleinen Buch wurde eine Anzahl dieser Fragen gesammelt zugleich mit den Antworten, welche Shri Meher Baba selbst den Fragestellern gegeben hat.

   

Liebe und Weisheit

Diese deutsche Übertragung ausgewählter Schriften Meher Baba's verdankt viel der liebevollen Beratung durch Mani S. Irani

   
 
Intelligence Notebooks

In 1926 Meher Baba gave out a rich body of explanations on the nature of the creation and the divine Reality, recently published under the title Infinite Intelligence. That book is based on a two-volume manuscript, the Intelligence Notebooks, which, though not yet published in print form, is here made available as online digital facsimiles. There is also a concordance that matches up pages in the book with pages of the manuscript. Also find a file containing two text versions of the manuscript. top

   
Avatar

by Jean Adriel
This colorful biography, written by one of Baba's early disciples from the West, gives the reader a vivid acquaintance with Meher Baba the man. Besides telling the life story of Baba, the author relates her personal experiences with him, along with those of many other close followers.

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Avatar of the Age Meher Baba Manifesting

by Bhau Kalchuri
In 1969, just one week prior to dropping his body, Meher Baba gave Bhau Kalchuri specific instructions to write his biography. He also instructed Bhau: "Write 100 pages about my manifestation. I will ... tell you about my manifestation later. Do not worry; I will explain everything to you." After finishing what became Lord Meher, Bhau began writing Meher Baba Manifesting in 1977. Baba fulfilled his promise to Bhau, as Bhau explains: "Some articles were inspired by people's questions and some were revealed inwardly." The book also includes points given directly to Bhau by Meher Baba titled, “The Seven Doors."

   

Avatar Meher Baba Bibliography

Compiled by Bal Natu
A bibliography of works by and about Meher Baba in English and other European languages, covering the years 1928 through February 25, 1978.

   
Avatar Meher Baba Updated Bibliography

Updated by Will Graham
A bibliography of works by and about Meher Baba in English and other European languages, covering the years 1928 through 2009.

   
Civilization or Chaos?

by I. H. Conybeare
A study of the "present" world crisis in the light of Eastern metaphysics; published in 1955.

   
The East West Gathering

by Francis Brabazon
A unique poetic portrait of the East West Gathering which took place at Guruprasad in November 1962.

   
Glimpses of the God-Man, Meher Baba

by Bal Natu
6 volumes. A richly detailed series of biographical volumes spanning from 1943 through 1954. Includes many messages that Meher Baba gave during this period, as well as a wealth of stories and anecdotes.

Read Book | Volume I, Part 1 | Volume I, Part 2 | Volume II, Part 1 | Volume II, Part 2 |Volume III, Part 1 | Volume III, Part 2 | Volume IV | Volume V, Part 1 | Volume V, Part 2Volume VI, Part 1 | Volume VI, Part 2

   
 

The God-Man

by Charles Purdom
Completed by one of Meher Baba's early Western disciples in 1962, The God-Man, an expansion of Purdom's earlier The Perfect Master, was the first authoritative biography of Meher Baba to be published. With access to diaries by close disciples and to living witnesses to the daily life of the Avatar, Purdom has written an account which celebrates with heart and head the advent of Avatar Meher Baba.

   
In Dust I Sing

by Francis Brabazon
From the back cover - The eternal Beloved, Avatar Meher Baba, over the years I was with him at Meherazad gave me the shape and content of these poems. The form is based on the Persian ghazal, perfected by Hafiz 600 years ago and carried down in the Urdu language to the present day. The content is the relationship between the Lover and the Beloved – a relationship that is never wholly fulfilled until the Lover ceases to exist in himself and passes away in the Beloved. This relationship has its root in the very nature of God, which is love. As Baba has explained it: God is Love. And Love must love. And to love there must be a Beloved. But since God is Existence infinite and eternal there is no one for Him to love but Himself. And in order to love Himself He must imagine Himself as the Beloved whom He as the Lover imagines He loves.

   
In Quest of Truth

by Irene Conybeare
A personal narrative of the author's quest for Truth chronicling a series of events which eventually led her to Meher Baba.

 

 

 
Lord Meher

by Bhau Kalchuri
Lord Meher is a monumental biography of Meher Baba written under his specific instructions to Bhau Kalchuri just a week before Baba dropped his body. Lord Meher has been printed twice, once in America and once in India. The version of Lord Meher on this website is the latest updated version.

Part 1 (1894-Aug. 1931) | Part 2 (Sept. 1931-July 1949) | Part 3 (Aug. 1949-Oct. 1955) |Part 4 (Nov. 1955-1969)

   
 

Meher Baba, the Awakener

by Charles Haynes.
Drawing primarily on Meher Baba’s own explanations of the Avatar’s life and work, this book explores the dynamics of his universal awakening of love. Although much revised, a large part of the original manuscript for this book was written by Charles Haynes for his doctoral dissertation at Emory University.

   
Meher Baba in the Great Seclusion

by Ramjoo Abdulla and Dr. C.D. Deshmukh
An in-depth account of the "Great Seclusion" which Baba began at Meherazad on June 22nd and which ended on July 31st 1949.

   
Meher Baba and the God-determined Step

by Ramjoo Abdulla.
Published by Adi K. Irani in 1951, this book describes the work Baba completed with masts and the poor prior to the God-determined step that He undertook on the 16th of October 1951. It also covers the explanation of the ego and the mind that Baba gave in His declaration of the God-determined Step, which began a period of Manonash or "complete mental annihilation" for Baba in the New Life.

   
Meher Baba and the Meherashram Institute

by Kaikhushru Jamshedji Dastur
This thirty-four-page publication written by K. J. Dastur in 1928 gives a brief biography of Meher Baba, an explanation of God-realisation, a treatise on education, and a discussion of the Meherashram Institute, a school established for boys of all creeds and from any country by Meher Baba in 1927.

   
Meher Baba's Last Sahavas

by Dr. H.P. Bharucha
An account by Baba’s physician Dr. Bharucha of the happenings at Meherazad and Meherabad just before and after Baba dropped His body. It describes the shock and sadness people felt upon hearing the announcement on All India Radio of Baba dropping His body and their rushing to Meherabad to have one “last sahavas” with their Beloved. Though many were overwhelmed with grief after Baba shed His physical form, Dr. Bharucha’s faith in his Master does not waver: “The beautiful and divine love which flows from Baba brings about the spiritual resurrection of all who are its recipients. It fills man with immortal sweetness and unbounded joy. Through His love all became resurrected…”

   
The New Phase of Meher Baba's Life

by Ramjoo Abdulla
This book gives the background of Meher Baba's New Life, starting with the distribution of the circular "For My Disciples and Devotees-1949," dated 1st January 1949, and ending with planning in September 1949 for "preliminary training" in Belgaum.

   
The Nothing and the Everything

by Bhau Kalchuri
Meher Baba is the Source of the points contained in this book and it was He Who titled it The Nothing and the Everything. Like God Speaks, this book explains how God comes to know Himself through the medium of His own imagination or dream. The primary theme of this book is Infinite Intelligence - how real thinking gives God realization (Everything) and false thinking creates the universe (Nothing.)

   
The Silent Word

by Francis Brabazon
The Silent Word: Being Some Chapters of the Life and Time of Avatar Meher Baba by Francis Brabazon is Baba’s life story up through the closing of the Prem Ashram in January of 1929. Several of its chapters are devoted to Baba’s mandali. Francis himself was a member of Baba’s resident mandali from 1959-69. Although The Silent Word is a work of prose, its pages flow with the lyricism found in Francis’s poems.

   
Sobs and Throbs

 

by Abdul Kareem Abdullah (Ramjoo)
This book tells a story full of super-normal phenomena which can not be explained on any hypothesis other than that of Divine Love.

   
Sparks of the Truth
From Dissertations of Meher Baba
by C.D. Deshmukh

Twenty powerful dissertations on the spiritual path, the nature of the soul and the meaning of life. Pointed and pithy, these messages in many ways shake up some frequently held misconceptions about the spiritual life.While in good part based on diary records from the 1920s, it should be underscored that the essays in Sparks are emphatically not edits and rewrites of discourses that Baba gave at an earlier time. In each essay Deshmukh has identified his own theme and subject and has selected material from diverse and widely separated sources to fill out his exposition, writing up the selected content in his own prose.
   
Stay With God

by Francis Brabazon
STAY WITH GOD (1959) is a lucid exposition of the Advent on earth, in our time, of the God-Man and of this living embodiment of Godhood as the Salvation of Mankind from its state of permanent anxiety and threatened annihilation. This God-Man is not seen as the Son of a Father, but as the very Self of each one of us and therefore, easily knowable to anyone directly, without an intermediary. In the creative process of perceiving the meaning of the God-Man, the author examines the values of Mankind, both Eastern and Western, past and present, as represented in Art and Literature. His language, arising directly from the urgency of his message and the clarity of his vision, avoids rigid crystallization's, by which modern poetry is immobilized and essence and vitality excluded.

   
Tales from the New Life with Meher Baba

 Edited by D. E. Stevens
A transcription of taped accounts of memories of the New Life given by Eruch, Mehera, Mani and Meheru shortly after Meher Baba dropped His body.

   
The Wayfarers

by William Donkin
This unique and remarkable volume documents one of the major phases in Meher Baba’s life: his work with the “masts” or God-intoxicated. Superbly written and closely detailed, this book stands alone in spiritual literature as the only full-scale treatment of this category of spiritually advanced personality.

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The Work of Meher Baba with Advanced Souls and Sadhus

by William Donkin
Published in 1948 by Adi K. Irani for Meher Publications. Donkin describes it as “a kind of epilogue” to his book The Wayfarers, which chronicles Baba’s extensive contact with masts or God-intoxicated souls. The present work thus begins approximately one week after The Wayfarers ends, on 15th March 1948, and covers up to 14th May 1948. One passage captures the sweet expression of love shown by a child to his Father: “[Vishnu Datt Digambar] is a very high type; and Baba said of him that he was three in one—a mast, a saint, and a child; and that and he was one of the best contacted in Uttar Kashi...He was very happy to contact Baba and made gestures of ‘flying kisses’ towards him.

   
Periodicals
The Meher Baba Journal

This monthly magazine was published from 1938 to 1942. The Meher Editorial Committee, comprised of Ramjoo Abdulla, Sampath Aiyangar, Framroz Dadachanji, Dr. Abdul Ghani, Estelle Gayley, Adi K. Irani, Norina Matchabelli, and Elizabeth Patterson, were charged with formal oversight of the Journal.

Volume 1 No.1
Volume 1 No.2
Volume 1 No.3
Volume 1 No.4
Volume 1 No.5
Volume 1 No.6
Volume 1 No.7
Volume 1 No.8
More issues to follow.
   
The Way and the Goal

There were nineteen issues of The Way and the Goal published in all. The newsletter was published monthly from January 1970 to April 1971. The series of monthly issues ended with the double May/June 1971 issue. After a lapse of twelve years a July 1983 issue appeared; the final issue was published in May 1984. Volume 2 issue No.6 was in progress but never materialized.

Volume 1 No.1 Volume 2 No.1
Volume 1 No.2 Volume 2 No.2
Volume 1 No.3 Volume 2 No.3
Volume 1 No.4 Volume 2 No.4
Volume 1 No.5 Volume 2 No.5
Volume 1 No.6 Volume 2 No.7
Volume 1 No.7 Volume 2 No.8
Volume 1 No.8 Register of Editorial Alterations
Volume 1 No.9  
Volume 1 No.10  
Volume 1 No.11  
Volume 1 No.12