October 1950

About his New Life, Meher Baba said, “…this New Life is endless and even after my physical death, will be kept alive by those who live the life of complete renunciation of falsehood, lies, hatred, anger, greed and lust; and who, to accomplish all this, do no lustful actions, do no harm to anyone, do no backbiting, do not seek material possessions or power, who accept no homage, neither covet honor nor shun disgrace, and fear no one and nothing; by those who rely wholly and solely on God and who love God purely for the sake of loving, who believe in the lovers of God, and in the reality of Manifestation and yet do not expect any spiritual or material reward, who do not let go the hand of Truth, and who, without being upset by calamities, bravely and wholeheartedly face all hardships with 100% cheerfulness and give no importance to caste, creed and religious ceremonies. This New Life will live by itself eternally, even if there is no one to live it.”

— Meher Baba
(Practical Spirituality)

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3 October 1922 Baba explains his previous night of fever and weeping as necessary as he must suffer 28 times like this for the various members of his circle.
5 October 1946 Baba is in Lyallpur to contact a Sikh mast (God-intoxicated soul) and a Christian mast. He contacts the Sikh mast but the Christian mast pretends to be fast asleep.
7 October 1933 Baba visits St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy.
7 October 1954 Baba discards his alphabet board.
9 October 1933 Baba arrives in London and is driven by Elizabeth to Dover that same day.
12 October 1922 Baba gives a discourse at Manzil-e-Meem at 4:30 a.m. regarding the purification of the internal and external states.
13 October 1928 A Russian spiritual seeker named Christian Leik comes to see Baba at Toka.
15 October 1918 Perfect Master Sai Baba drops his body while calling out, “Ah, Deva! –- O, God!”
15 October 1922 Mehera catches her first glimpse of Meher Baba descending a staircase in Sakori at Upasni Maharaj’s Ashram.
16 October 1949 Meher Baba begins the New Life phase of his life.
16 October 1950 Baba and the mandali step out of the New Life in Mahabaleshwar for four hours. During this time Baba gives a sermon, now known as Baba’s Sermon (or the Sermon at Mahabaleshwar).
16 October 1951 Meher Baba begins the Manonash (annihilation of mind) phase of his work.
17 October 1941 Baba and Perfect Master Upasni Maharaj meet for the last time at Dahigaon. It had been 19 years since Baba had seen Upasni.
17 October 1952 Following the death of Baba’s close disciple, Jal D. Kerawalla, Baba feeds a number of poor at Meherazad in his memory and bows down to each person.
19 October 1923 Baba awakens the men mandali at 3 a.m. for a foot journey to Sakori. It was their third walking trek in just over a year. These tours would last for a week or more, and they would sometimes cover over 10 miles a day.
21 October 1962 Despite his poor health, Baba accepts the invitation to inaugurate the Avatar Meher Baba Ahmednagar Center Hall. Eruch reads Baba’s message that the Center is open for all those whose hearts are open to receive his love.
22 October 1949 The “physical labor” phase of the New Life training begins.
23 October 1933 Baba arrives in Irun, Spain. Here he changes trains to Avila where he spends the night in the Hotel Ingles. That same evening Baba takes a walk past St. Teresa of Avila’s home.
24 October 1933 Baba arrives in Madrid and visits the most crowded part of the city, Puerta del Sol, numerous times.
25 October 1933 Baba and mandali see the movie “King Kong” in Madrid.
25 October 1948 Baba suggests “God To Man and Man To God’ as a title for all his discourses which were to be compiled into one book.
27 October 1933 Baba visits the Prado Art Museum in Madrid. Baba does not visit the Royal Palace as he is asked to remove his beret and refuses.
27 October 1959 Baba requests two of his followers staying at Meherazad to observe silence and fast for twenty-four hours, beginning at 8 p.m.
28 October 1953 Baba requests his followers to keep awake from midnight of the 28th to 1:00 a.m. of the 29th, repeating audibly and without break any name of God for one hour.
28 October 1959 Baba indicates that the “infinitely crucial phase” of his work is completed to his satisfaction.
29 October 1922 In Bombay, Baba instructs Ramjoo and Ghani to buy 100 cotton shirts to distribute among the poor.
29 October 1933 Baba witnesses a bullfight at the Hippodrome in Madrid, Spain.
31 October 1949 Dr. Ghani’s “Song of The New Life,” which Baba approved, sent for printing. Originally written in Hindi, the song was translated into English and published a month later.