November 1952

Prayer of Repentance

“We repent, O God most merciful, for all our sins; for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean; for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken; for every deed done that ought not to have been done.

We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness, and for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.

We repent most specially for every lustful thought and every lustful action; for every lie; for all hypocrisy; for every promise given but not fulfilled, and for all slander and backbiting.

Most specially also, we repent for every action that has brought ruin to others; for every word and deed that has given others pain; and for every wish that pain should befall others.

In Your unbounded mercy we ask You to forgive us, O God, for all these sins committed by us, and to forgive us for our constant failures to think and speak and act according to Your will.”

— Meher Baba

November in the Life of Meher Baba November January February March April May June July August September October November December
November 1938 Before leaving on the Blue Bus Tour, Helen Dahm completes her painting in the "crypt room," including the inner part of the crypt and dome.
1 November 1933 Baba arrives in Barcelona. Here he visits a cathedral and the old Parliament House and the summit of Mt. Tibidabo.
1 November 1962 The first day of the East-West Gathering at Guruprasad in Poona (Pune). The gathering lasts until the fourth.
5 Novemeber 1952 Prayers from various religions are recited at Meherabad.
6 November 1931 Baba lands in New York, his first visit to the United States.
6 November 1968 Baba signs his name for the last time on five separate photographs at Meherazad.
8 November 1952 Baba has the Prayer of Repentance said aloud for the first time at Meherabad, read by Dr. Donkin, during a three-day sahavas, which precedes Baba's Fiery Free Life. (The prayer was first dictated in Khuldabad a year previously.)
9 November 1931 Princess Norina Matchebelle meets Baba for the first time at Harmon-on-Hudson in New York.
10 November 1925 Baba lights the first dhuni at Meherabad.
10 November 1960 Baba dictates orders to his followers to repeat any one name of God 500 times daily for 21 consecutive days beginning on December 26th. He also requests some to fast within those days.
12 November 1944 Baba visits the ashram of Sri Ramakrishna in Nagpur and has his message, “God as the Only Reality” read aloud.
12 November 1948 Baba is in Delhi contacting masts (God-intoxicated souls).
14 November 1944 Baba visits the Theosophical Society in Nagpur. Baba’s messages “The Dynamics of Love” and “The Unity of All Life” are read aloud.
14 November 1952 Baba issues a charter establishing Sufism Reoriented.
15 November 1933 Baba goes to visit Gulmai’s daughter Dolly Irani in Ahmednagar, who is feeling very depressed.
15 November 1952 Full Free Life phase of Baba’s work ends and Fiery Free Life phase begins in which “freedom and bindings, strength and weakness are all consumed, by the Grace of God, in the fire of Divine Love and merged into Divine Life.”
16 November 1944 Baba visits the Buddhist Society in Nagpur and has his message “The Hidden Treasure of the Self", written by Baba read aloud.
17 November 1931 Elizabeth Patterson meets Baba for the first time at Harmon-on-Hudson in New York.
19 November 1953 Baba watches half a cricket match in New Delhi. After sometime, he announces that his work is done and leaves.
20 November 1949 Baba explains the subject of receiving bhiksha (alms) to his New Life companions. They are instructed to go barefoot, address the homeowner politely, accept whatever is offered (except money) and, if denied, to move on without getting perturbed. The begging is to begin on November 24th.
21 November 1932 Baba leaves India for his fourth visit to the West.
23 November 1892 Long-time secretary of Meher Baba’s, Feramroz Dadachanji (Chanji), is born.
24 November 1949 Baba initiates the begging / langoti phase of the New Life by having read out a prayer he wrote asking God for forgiveness and strength for himself and the New Life companions. Then accompanied by Eruch, Dr. Donkin, and Babadas, Baba goes to the first home to ask for alms.
26 November 1949 The begging / langoti phase of the New Life training officially begins, with the New Life companions going out begging for alms, as the physical labor training phase ends.
27 November 1948 A Meher Baba Center is established in England.
30 November 1933 The Nasik Colony is shifted to Meherabad.