Books about Meher Baba and Other Related Literature

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82 Family Letters – To the Western Family of Lovers and Followers of Meher Baba
by Mani Irani
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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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The Beloved is All in All
by Francis Brabazon
Published posthumously, The Beloved is All in All is a collection of 93 poems written by Baba’s mandali member Francis Brabazon. Each poem in the book was read out to Baba, and “[e]ach reading brought the blessing of [H]is embrace, and every embrace. contained the seed of the next pieces,” recalls Francis.
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Civilisation or Chaos?
by I. H. Conybeare
A study of the “present” world crisis in the light of Eastern metaphysics; published in 1955.
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The Divine Humanity of Meher Baba – vol I
by Bill Le Page
Interviews with Meherwan Jessawala, Sam Kerawalla, and the Talati family transcribed. Meherwan, Sam and Perviz have all spent much time in reviewing and approving the finished writing.
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The Divine Humanity of Meher Baba – vol II
by Bill Le Page
Interviews with Meherwan Jessawala transcribed. 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.
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The Divine Humanity of Meher Baba – vol III
by Bill Le Page
Memories of Meherwan Jessawala, the story of Meher Mount, Gokaran and Urmilla Shrivastra’s lives with Meher Baba and much more.
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The East West Gathering

by Francis Brabazon
A unique poetic portrait of the East West Gathering which took place at Guruprasad in November 1962.
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Fragments from a Spiritual Diary
by Princess Norina Matchabelli
“Princess Norina Matchabelli, who has offered to the Master these fragments of her spiritual diary, has always been divinely gifted with the capacity for deep prayer. It was because of her selfless dedication to the Divine Cause of the Master, that the Master selected her for the projection of the Spiritual Light through her.” -Adi K. Irani 
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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.
 
 
 
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 narritive of the author’s quest for Truth chronicling a series of events which eventually led her to Meher Baba.\
 
 
 
It So Happened
Compiled and edited by William Le Page
Stories from days with Meher Baba as narrated by Meher Baba’s close ones, including Eruch Jessawala, Dr. Ghani Munsiff, Dr. William Donkin, Bhau Kalchuri and many more.
 
 
 
Lord Meher
by Bhau Kalcuri
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 Meheron this website is the latest version, updated 15 December 2018.
 
 
 
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 Jamshedi 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…”
 
 
Memoirs of a Zetetic – My Life with Meher Baba
by Amiya Kumar Hazra
“From these memoirs one concludes that small men with small minds have large egos. The mind can be as destructive as a host of locusts when they descend on a garden. In their ignorance, the zetetics resist His knowledge; in their helplessness they defy His power; in their blindness they defy His light. If they could only be free of the inhibiting and corroding influence of their intellectual wisdom, their hearts would open up to the flow of His grace. The sun of His love always shines whether we bask in its rays or shun it. Meher Baba’s love will always remain beyond the domain of intellectual understanding as anything comprehensible can never touch the fringe of Reality. Kabir says, “That body which has life but no love, I take as a corpse. Like the smithy’s bellows, it breathes but does not live.” It is impossible to learn God, but one can earn Him by loving Him as He should be loved. With Baba’s love and grace, Amiya Kumar has a conviction that Baba is God, a conviction that is strong, unassailable, unchallengeable.” – Dr. H. P. Bharucha
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Norina’s Gift
MESSAGES FROM MEHER BABA Received through Princess Norina Matchabelli
by Norina Matchabelli
This volume contains two extraordinary collections of these messages, Fragments from a Spiritual Diary and Forty Messages from Meher Baba. Both books were compiled in 1948 while Norina resided in India with Meher Baba and were then published soon after her return to the United States in 1949. Now, during the year that marks the fortieth anniversary of Princess Matchabelli’s death, EliNor Publications is pleased to make these works available to a new generation of spiritual aspi-rants. We include in the present volume an introduction exploring Norina’s life and work. Much of the material in this opening section draws upon her previously unpublished papers and photographs.
 
 
 
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.)
 
 
 
Ramjoo’s Diaries
by Ramjoo Abdulla
A Personal Account of Meher Baba’s Early Work edited by Ira G. Deitrick. 
Meher Baba directed Abdul Karim Abdulla, called Ramjoo, to keep a diary of the first years of his Avatarhood. The diary extends from Jan. 23, 1922 to Jan. 1925.
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The Samadhi – Star of Infinity
by Bal Natu
The Samadhi – Star of Infinity was published in 1997 by Sheriar Foundation. Bal Natu shares his personal reflections and convictions on Meher Baba’s Samadhi’s special role in the Avatar’s advent. Tracing the history of the Samadhi – the chronology of how Meher Baba established the resting place for His pyhysical form – Bal also reveals the evolution over many years of his deepening relationship to “the Divine Satellite” (as he calls Baba’s tomb). “
 
 
 
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 crystallizations, 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.
 
 
 
That’s How It Was
Stories of Life with Meher Baba
edited by Steve Klein
Accounts of life with Meher Baba given by Eruch.
 
 
 
Three Incredible Weeks with Meher Baba
September 11 – September 30, 1954
by Malcolm Schloss & Charles Purdom
This unique diary, written at Baba’s request, is the combined work of Charles Purdom and of Malcolm Schloss. The diary and “Facets of the Diamond,” the reminiscences of other Westerners who attended, were printed in two issues of the Awakener magazine, 1954-5. We are very pleased to reprint this account, with some additional material, in cooperation with Sheriar Press. – Filis Frederick
 
 
 
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.