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Seekers of Love by Amiya Kumar Hazra and Keith Gunn. This book, long in the making, is the result of Amiya’s desire to save the Baba stories of elderly lovers he knew for posterity. A valuable collection of stories with the unique perspective of Indian Baba lovers.

Surrendering to Him by Rhoda Adi Dubash. In the ’90s Rhoda would hold Teas and invite eight or ten guests from amongst the pilgrims. I was an appreciative attendant at one of these teas and video taped her life story—or an overview of it—in about two hours. What a fascinating life she led, especially in relationship to Baba—with Baba pulling her in, and she pushing Him away, till finally she succumbed and accepted His embrace….this book is a great read!

As Only God Can Love by Darwin C. Shaw. One of the earliest of Meher Baba’s American disciples, Darwin Shaw presents here a phenomenal memoir of a man who has lived in the world but has spent most of his life following and personally serving the being he instantly recognized as the Christ. Darwin was twenty-four when he first heard of Meher Baba and twenty-six when he met Baba in 1934.

Mehera Compiled by Janet Judson with the assistance of Shelley Marrich. Compiled from talks and original tape recordings of Mehera J. Irani. Dust jacket notes: “Whenever God comes on earth as Man – as Ram, for example, or as Krishna, as Jesus, or in this time as Meher Baba – it is always the case that one person among His close ones plays a special role as His most important disciple. This is the role of the ‘Divine Counterpart’, the ‘Beloved’ of the Divine Beloved, whose love for Him is unique in its purity and its one-pointedness. This is the role of Sita, of Radha, of Mary – and this time, of Mehera. Mehera Baba has declared that this long heralded and much-expected Advent, The Kalki Avatar for Hindus, the Maitreiya Buddha for Buddhists, the Second Coming for Christians, is the last Divine Incarnation in this cycle of cycles. As such, Meher Baba has indicated that His Manifestation on earth will accordingly be the greatest in its scope and impact. Perhaps one of the first signs of the special significance of this Advent can be found in the most exquisite beauty of Mehera’s life with Baba and in the opportunity which He has given His lovers to partake of the inspiration of that life. For in her role as the divine companion to the God-Man, Mehera has become a divine reflection of Him, providing a glimpse of what true love can be through her example and her stories of her life with Him. This book, then, provides a glimpse of Mehera, and through her, of Love, Itself, personified in the form of Perfect Man, who in this age is known as Meher Baba.”

Tears of Joy Compiled by Anna Khandale. Snippets from the lives of three great souls – Gustadji Hansotia, Kaikhushru Jamshedji Pleader, and Krishna K. Nair – who came to Avatar Meher Baba through different spiritual streams. These three came to Meher Baba with different loads of sanskaras and Baba worked on them accordingly. ’Tears of Joy’ provides the reader with a rare opportunity to delve into the intricacies of Avatar’s work.

Baba Loved Us Too by Mehera J. Irani. These stories of Meher Baba’s pets come straight from Mehera’s porch at Meherazad, the site of the telling of many a tale about the Avatar. Running, flying, and tail-wagging through these stories are the likes of Sheeba and Mastan, Lucky and Jumpu, Mittu and Foundy, Peter and Begum, and many more, all beloved of the Avatar.

Because of Love by Rano Gayley. The intriguing and enigmatic Ten Circles Chart is the focal point of this memoir by one of Meher Baba’s early Western disciples. Rano was “Baba’s artist,” and a prolific one. In addition to The Ten Circles Chart, she produced over the years many pencil sketches of Baba, most of which she generously gave to Baba followers who visited Meherazad. Rano was the only Western disciple to spend the rest of her life in Baba’s household at Meherazad.

Meher Baba on Love. Meher Baba on Love is a small book compiled by our friend Shri K.K. Ramakrishnan from several sayings of Avatar Meher Baba. Shri Baba had given a number of books on various subjects of importance. But the underlined principle of his teachings is love. It is only through love that man gets happiness on the earth and becomes one with eternity. God is nothing else but Divine Love. If man follows this path of love, all problems, riddles, miseries will come to an end and this world will become a paradise.

But the beauty of Shri Baba’s teachings is that he has made concrete what is originally abstract. Though he has not laid down any rigid discipline he has vividly chalked out a plan to transform human nature. He clearly states how to awake ‘Divine’ in man and how to win a decisive victory over our lower nature. Shri Baba has taught us not to differentiate between the ends and the means. Love is the means and Love is the end also. Shri Baba is a prophet of universal religion of love. Our friend Shri Ramakrishnan has selected such appropriate sayings and discourses and arranged them so skilfully that we get a perfect view of Shri Meher Baba’s philosophy. – Gopinah Talvalkar

Sahavas: In The Company Of God. An elaborate account of this great event of this Avataric cycle has been recorded by Don Stevens of the US and published in the form of a book, titled ‘Listen Humanity’. To make this record accessible and affordable to larger numbers of lovers, Avatar Meher Baba Pune Centre in the year 1977 published an economical and abridged version of this book. This concise form was titled ‘In the Company of God Meher Baba.’ This is the second and enlarged edition which has been enriched by the inclusion of some new information that had appeared in the epic life story of the Avatar, called ‘Lord Meher.’

In Quest of the Face of God by Lyn Ott. In the writings that accompany seventeen portraits of Meher Baba, Lyn Ott has woven three themes that are intimately bound together throughout the book. These themes are his own personal story, thoughts on the spiritual significance of many of the great painters in history, and, most importantly, the impact of the advent of Meher Baba on the evolution of painting. Meher Baba is accepted by many people throughout the world to be the Avatar, the Christ of this Age.

One Fine Thread by Kitty Davy. One Fine Thread is a collection of talks written by Kitty Davy between 1968 and 1990. They are dedicated to Avatar Meher Baba, her spiritual Master whom she loved and followed since their first meeting in London in 1931.

Letters from the mandali of Avatar Meher Baba – Vol. 1. Compiled by Jim Mistry. Behind the well-documented areas of Meher Baba’s life and the great phases of His work is a vast treasure of correspondence between Him and His followers. Written by seven close disciples (mandali) and containing varying degrees of Baba’s active participation, the letters appearing in this collection date from the 1950s to the early 1980s, the period during which correspondence between Meher Baba and His followers became increasingly important. A fair number of these letters were written during periods of Baba’s seclusion and show how He maintained outer communication with His lovers while nurturing them to depend upon that which lies within. Other letters–written by the mandali on their own after January 31, 1969–address spiritual issues along guidelines derived from direct experience of Baba’s own way of handling similar situations.

Letters from the mandali of Avatar Meher Baba – Vol. 2. Compiled by Jim Mistry. A series of letters from Meher Baba to Dr. William Donkin in the 1930s and 1940s highlights this second collection, providing a matchless portrait of Meher Baba’s relationship with those committed to following him.

The Perfect Master by C. B. Purdom. This biography, the first about Meher Baba to be published in the West, is the precursor to Purdom’s later work, The God-Man, and it includes much fascinating material not found in any other accounts of Baba’s life. The Perfect Master, which contains many rare photographs, focuses on the twenty-five years from 1911 to 1936, and it is permeated with a sense of freshness and wonder which comes from trying to write about the life of the God-Man in the very midst of His Advent on earth.

The Turning of the Key by Bill Le Page. Meher Baba in the land called “Down Under” is the focus of these enthralling memoirs by a man who has spent most of his adult life dedicated to the spread of Baba’s message in Australia and to the development of Avatar’s Abode, Baba’s home in that country. Complete with accounts of Baba’s two visits to Australia, Le Page’s own notes on the “Three Incredible Weeks,” and an extended 1967 visit to Baba in India.

Tamil translations of Lord Meher, volumes 1 - 7.

Ways to Attain the Supreme Reality by Malcolm Schloss. “Malcolm Schloss is a poet plus, and this means multiple plus. I find in his poems the ecstasy of the mystic, the vision of the seer, the passion of the prophet, the sureness of the craftsman. He combines spiritual ardor with a definite thing to say, and he has the gift of finding the inevitable word with which to say it. When I read a book by Malcolm Schloss I can say truly, ‘Here are breathings of the Infinite!’ and my spirit is grateful.” – Angela Morgan

The Infinite Glory by Malcolm Schloss. The power of Malcolm Schloss’s love for God surges through the exquisitely simple words and lines and inundates the reader’s heart. Schloss’s revealed heartbeats in timeless rhythm and sometimes rhyme. Written by and for the true seeker.

The Dance of Love by Margaret Craske. With humor, with love, and with incomparable wit, Miss Craske shares wonderful tales of her 60-year relationship with Meher Baba, and preserves for all time an aspect of Meher Baba that easily could have been lost – his divinely delicious sense of humor. Here is Meher Baba as he really was.

Still Dancing with Love by Margaret Craske. Published a few weeks after her death at 97 in 1990, this book offers more tales of early ashram life and vignettes of other people who heard of Meher Baba through Miss Craske. But most of all, there are stories of Meher Baba’s direct and indirect influence, of love and obedience, of charm and humor.

A Singing to Meher Baba the Eternal Beloved by Francis Brabazon has been designed for use on one’s own or for group singing. I have not added harmonies because that would have increased the pages and added to the cost and would be of no use to one singing on his own, while in any group there is someone who can supply basic chords. Musicians should feel free to improvise as they wish or even re-set the words to their own music.

Proletarians – Transitions by Francis Brabazon is a collection of 28 poems or “songs” for everyone from Prime Minister to Street Sweeper. Francis asks the question of immigrants from the old age to the new, “Who amongst you will be the singers of this new Song, to which I am giving only the initial drum-beat?”

7 Stars to Morning is a substantial collection of Francis’ poetry, was published in Sydney in 1956. 7 Stars To Morning is divided into a number of sections, beginning with the longish poem entitled “7 Stars to Morning”The seven stars are the Southern Cross and the two ‘pointers’.A great antipodean prophetic utterance. Even non-Australians can be inspired by this! The swan of inner inspiration guides him to the revelatory mountain top cave. One striking thing about this poem is its early date of composition which Ross Keating says was 1942. Already Francis was transmuting his romantic vision of nature into an apprehension of the universal heroic search for inner truth, inspired by The Holy Mountain by Bhagwan Shri Hamsa, a book which still resides in the Francis Brabazon Library at Avatar’s Abode, Woombye, Queensland, a primary site for research on the poet.

The plays presented in Francis Brabazon's Singing Threshold range from the lightest fantasy in Happy Monday, through a portrait-study of a woman, the young widow of a farmer, in Singing Threshold; simple storytelling in The Bridge, to a search for an ultimate reality in The Quest.

Journey with God is a booklet published in 1954 after Francis Brabazon's first trip to India. As with all his work it is written not primarily for devotees but to announce a spiritual reality to the wider world. The introduction tells of true discipleship, the impulse behind the book.

Francis Brabazon says of the songs in Let Us The People Sing, “Through His Song of Creation God came to know Himself: By singing His praise men come to know who He is — Whole God Perfect Man. Let us the people sing.”

The Word at World's End is one of the major collections of Francis Brabazon's poetry, with five long poems forming a progression from the Godless world to the vision of the world cleansed and redeemed by the God-Man.

The Meher Message was the first monthly magazine devoted to Baba and was published by K.J. Dastur from 1929-31.

The Unstruck Music of Meher Baba – God’s Voice, compiled and published by Maud Kennedy, is a hand-typed, paper-bound collection of passages by and about Avatar Meher Baba from 14 different sources. These items were compiled by Maude Kennedy, one of Meher Baba’s early followers.

Just to Love Him is comprised of Adi K. Irani's talks and essays about his life with Baba.

Over the Years with Meher Baba by Bill LePage includes stories about the Jessawala family, the Blue Bus tours, and more.

The Divine Humanity of Meher Baba volumes 1 - 3 are Bill LePage's interviews with Meherwan Jessawala, Sam and Roshan Kerewalla, and others who describe being with Baba.

The Narrow Lane is based upon the concept of Gems from the Teachings of Meher Baba, published by Meher Baba Universal Spiritual Centre, Kings Road, Ahmednagar, India, 1947, and has been considerably extended from that publication.

My Master and His Teaching is Dr. C.D. Deshmukh's sharing of intimate and personal experiences of his “inner life” with Meher Baba.

The Divine Humanity of Meher Baba volumes 1 - 3 includes interviews with Meherwan Jessawala, Sam Kerawalla, and the Talati family; Meherwan remembers the years 1963-69 and relates early correspondence between Meher Baba and the Jessawala family; also chapters relating the stories of Roshan Kerawala, Sam Kerawalla, and much more; and memories of Meherwan Jessawala, the story of Meher Mount, Gokaran and Urmilla Shrivastava’s lives with Meher Baba and much more.

God-Brother tells the story of Baba's sister and mandali member Mani growing up with Baba.

A Love So Amazing by Billi Eaton is a candid discussion of the author’s “unplanned journey to God,” her relationship with Meher Baba through the 1950s and 1960s, and her tug-of-war between the “small loves” of a worldly life and Meher Baba’s gift of “a love so amazing.”

Much Silence by Tom and Dorothy Hopkinson is "a short record, covering the whole period of Baba’s earthly life, written in language the man in the Western street can readily understand and without assuming knowledge he is not likely to possess. . . That is what this book is intended to provide. To do this we have depended heavily on what has already been written.”

The Glass Pearl: The Untold LSD Story is an interview with Dr. Allan Cohen, Counselling Psychologist at the University of California, on the futility of drugs.

God in a Pill? contains messages Baba gave out as part of His anti-drug campaign in the 1960s. He states in it, “Taking LSD is harmful physically, mentally and spiritually," and the booklet's editor writes, "Baba is emphatically against the use of LSD and ‘Ganja’ (juice from dried flowering tops of cultivated hemp plant which become coated with a resinous exudation) and suchlike drugs and smokes (marijuana and hashish).”

Memoirs of a Zetetic by Amiya Kumar Hazra tells the story of his meetings with Baba.

Hindi-English edition of God Speaks, Baba's treatise on the theme of creation.

Divya Vani was a magazine published in India featuring articles by Baba's mandali and lovers.

82 Family Letters by Mani Irani, Baba's sister and mandali member -- Mani would send these letters to us (Elizabeth Patterson, Norina Matchabelli and Kitty Davy) at Meher Spiritual Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Immediately photocopies were made and dispatched to all the Meher Baba group-heads in the various cities of the U.S.A. The group heads knew all the individuals who attended their group meetings or who in their area were otherwise drawn to Meher Baba. With remarkable speed, the group-heads and their helpers distributed the Family Letters. Thus the individual felt always in personal contact with Meher Baba.

The letters to His Family were not only approved by Meher Baba, they were written at His wish; and often Baba would remind Mani that it was time for another letter. Every letter was read out to Baba. At times He directed some portion of it to be deleted, and often He had some message or information added to the letter. And so these letters were, in effect, from Baba.

That's How It Was: Stories of Life with Meher Baba is by Eruch Jessawala, one of Baba's mandali.

Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba by Malcolm Schloss and Charles Purdom documents the sahavas held at Meherabad for western men from September 11 - September 30, 1954.

The Samadhi - Star of Infinity are Bal Natu's reflections on the importance of Baba's Samadhi.

Il Meglio Della Vita is the Italian translation of Life at Its Best, 57 messages given by Baba in 1956.

Tanri Konuşur is a Turkish translation of God Speaks, Baba's treatise on the theme of creation.

Das Buch des Herzens (The Book of the Heart) is a German anthology derived mostly from the book Meher Baba on Love.

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