Again, the eBooks reproduce the text, though not the exact visual likeness, of the original publications. They have been created through a process of scanning. history of the Sixth Edition of the Discourses should refer to. Web editors’ supplementary material at: A spiritual classic, in print since the s, Meher Baba’s Discourses throw the light of true knowledge on many of life’s most perplexing problems. Inspiring and .

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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.

In the course of evolution sanskaras play a vital role in the formation of consciousness, and thus eventually bring about self-awareness in the human form, where full consciousness is achieved. It is a living through of sufferings which are mostly our own creation. Love pervades the universe.

Discourses by Meher Baba

Yet the book maintains a methodical flow and structure rather than being a random collection of individual discourses. It is a eastern work, but concepts like Sanskaras, Karma, and Maya are all explained, so that western readers should have no difficulty understanding what is being talked about.

A spiritual classic, in print since the s, Meher Baba’s Discourses throw the light of true knowledge on many of life’s most perplexing problems. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. These printings are now collectively referred to as the 1st – 5th editions of the Discourses. All the forces of attraction and diacourses repulsion in every level from small particles to material objects to living organisms are expressions of love. Jan 19, Simran rated it it was amazing.


Oct 07, Dennis rated it babq was amazing. Next to God Speaks it is considered the second most important of Meher Baba’s books by his followers. William Olsen rated it it was ok Jul 27, Meher Baba makes a distinction, however, from the traditional interpretation of Maya as illusion itself, and says that it is that principle that causes one to be deceived into seeing the false as real.

Oct 21, Gregory Day rated it discoufses was amazing. For its spiritual significance, Maya is primarily connected to intellectual misjudgments. From the effort to resolve the conflicts brought about between love and reason there arises spiritual progress. Actually anything that drives an organism to fulfill a bodily impulse or desire is love.

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Thus he emphasized that a man who reads, in Vedanta literature for instance, that he is God and then says that he is God, is in fact a hypocrite, since he does not have this experience. Stevens to re-edit the Discourses from their original five-volume set, with an eye to improving their readability.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I have msher many say that Discourses is difficult to read, but I found it most enjoyable. However, he accepts philosophical thinking, as a general type of meditation, provided its goal is to grasp the ultimate nature of life and the universe.


Maya is not false; it is that which gives false impressions. Abysses rated it meer was amazing Apr 25, IV, A History of the Discourses. This is a must-read for any lover of Baba I have heard many say that Discourses is difficult to read, but I found it most enjoyable.

From 10 July to the end of his life, Meher Baba maintained silence, communicating by means of an alphabet board or by unique hand gestures.

He also traveled widely, held public gatherings and engaged in works of charity with lepers, the poor and the mentally ill. Maya is not unreal; it is that which makes the real appear unreal and the unreal appear real.

According to Meher Baba this ultimate experience, for which the universe came into being and is continually sustained, cannot be described or talked about, but only lived and directly experienced. Katz rated it it was amazing Dec 18, According to the meditation’s functionality in spiritual advancement, Meher Baba distinguishes between associative meditation, in which consciousness associates itself with various aspects of the eternal Truth such as “I am Infinite” and dissociative meditation, where consciousness dissociates itself from illusion such as “I am not my desires”.

The result was released in as a three-volume set published by Sufism Reoriented known as the sixth edition.