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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Lust, greed and anger are limiting factors mentioned in many philosophies. Starting inalong with selected mandali, he traveled incognito about India in an enigmatic and still largely unexplained period baab called the “New Life”. Each one operates almost separately from the other. Next to God Speaks it is considered the second most important of Meher Baba’s books by his followers. In human love the duality of the lover and the Beloved persist.
Several chapters are discourses on individual subjects such as selfishness, violence, sex, love, happiness and spiritual work. Dissociative meditation prepares the way for associative meditation, which is spiritually more fruitful than the former. In the human level, with the development of consciousness, discoourses, although continuous with its lower forms, attains a higher form because of its relation to reason. Lists with This Book. This second kind of misjudgment leads to false beliefs, which are taken as self-evident and are the hardest to eliminate.
There is an discoursws to this work that makes it stand out when compared to so many contemporary spiritual works. He also taught about the concept of Perfect Masters, the Avatar, and those on the various stages of the spiritual path that he called involution. Steven Barrie-anthony rated it it was amazing Jul 27, These compilation printings, over the period from toresulted in a five-volume set of books titled Discourses discoursed Meher Baba.
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The organized mental structure of discourxes eventually takes over the sense of “I” and starts considering itself as the central identity of the individual. Throughout most of the s, Meher Baba worked with a category of spiritual aspirants called masts, who he said are entranced or spellbound by internal spiritual experiences. From the point of view of the awakening individual, however, Maya disappears completely as consciousness becomes free of its grasp.
Meher Baba was an Indian spiritual master who said he was the Avatar, God in human form. Nearly twenty years after Baba’s death, under the supervision of Baba’s mandali close disciples Eruch Jessawalla and Bal Natu, the discourses were given their final editing and took on their current form in a single volume, published by Sheriar Foundation in as the seventh edition, which remains in print. To ask other readers questions about Discoursesplease sign up.
A great referenceand guide book for life. He distinguishes meditation from concentration in that in the mmeher the mind moves from one relevant idea to the other, whereas in the latter there is no movement in the mind, which remains fixed on its object. Day to day living and thinking companion. The concept of Mayaor the principle of illusion, is not new to oriental philosophy. God Speaks Discourses God in a Pill?
He also points out that any effort to force the mind during meditation is bound to be spiritually fruitless. Avatar Meher Baba Trust.
The concept appears at least as early as the works of Indian philosopher Adi Shankara writing in the 9th century. Purdom titled God to Man and Man to God: Books by Meher Baba. Thus worry continues to grow into the mental life of man until the ego-mind is burdened by the past. In this case it seeks to justify itself as a necessary part dixcourses the attempt to prepare for coping with the anticipated situations.
Keher, many of the things which are anticipated never turn up, or if they do occur, they turn out to be much more acceptable than they were expected to be.
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. The book covers many subjects, both practical and highly esoteric. 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.
This love can only arise through the grace of spiritual Masters. As a result, in a Revised Sixth Edition – based on the printing of the sixth edition – was published by Sheriar Foundation as a four-volume set, comprising the three original volumes of the sixth edition plus an additional volume that includes a history of the Discoursesappendices, bibliography, register of editorial alterations, glossary, and an index.
Oct 07, Dennis rated it it was amazing. Lauren rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Sanskaras gathered before human experience are referred to as natural ones, as opposed to those gathered during human experience, which are referred to as non-natural.
William Olsen rated it it was ok Jul 27, He warns also that many disturbing thoughts are bound to try to distract the mind from its object and he advises patience and the confidence that they will subside. It is a living through of sufferings which are mostly our own creation. Meher Baba gave numerous teachings on the cause and purpose of life, including teaching reincarnation and that the phenomenal world is an illusion.
In the s, as a result of a series of board meetings on publication policies, the Avatar Meher Baba Trust decided to additionally re-release the sixth edition, being the last version of the Discourses checked and approved by Meher Baba personally. Self-consciousness and the consciousness of the apparent universe do not end after the dissolution of the ego and several chapters of the book are dedicated to the states of consciousness gained by those who have transcended the ego.
The text of the Discourses was originally published serially as essays dictated by Baba on spiritual subjects, intended for inclusion in a monthly periodical titled Meher Baba Journal. 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. In the associative type the synthetic activity of the mind Anwaya is involved, while in the dissociative type the analytic activity of the mind Vyatireka is at work.
For discoursfs at the end of the book there is section called ‘The Conditions of Happiness,’ where Meher Baba lays out exactly what a man needs to achieve to be happy. Also, most chapters of the book get into particular practices for the emancipation of consciousness meber the ego, qualities that have to be developed by the individual, and examine important issues that have to be confronted in the process.
I have heard many say that Discourses is difficult to read, but I found it most enjoyable. The sections on reincarnation are the best I’ve ever read. Pamela rated it it was amazing May 15,