The heart of Avatar’s Abode is the beautiful timber room known as Baba’s Room. It is here that Beloved Baba’s presence is felt most strongly.

Baba’s Room is located within the building, known as Baba’s House, where he stayed during his visit to Avatar’s Abode in 1958. The room is simply furnished with items used by Baba during His stay – a bed with pillows and bedding, two chairs, a rustic table. The floor in front of his bed features a recent addition lovingly donated by Baba followers; a beautiful Persian carpet. A photograph of Baba is above the entry outside the room and another is above the door inside the room. Both were brought by Baba to Avatar’s Abode from India and he was most particular about where and how they should be placed. On special occasions, a small glass and timber case is placed on the bed containing a pair of Meher Baba’s sandals.

Other special items associated with Meher Baba’s visit to Avatar’s Abode in 1958 can be found in the Archives Room located in the entrance hall of the building.

Baba’s House is open to pilgrims and visitors, by arrangement. A weekly Arti (prayer time) is held in Baba’s House each Sunday at 9am.

How to Love God

To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God.

If, instead of seeing faults in others, we look within ourselves, we are loving God.

If, instead of robbing others to help ourselves, we rob ourselves to help others, we are loving God.

If we suffer in the sufferings of others and feel happy in the happiness of others, we are loving God.

If, instead of worrying over our own misfortunes, we think ourselves more fortunate than many many others, we are loving God.

If we endure our lot with patience and contentment, accepting it as His Will, we are loving God.

If we understand and feel that the greatest act of devotion and worship to God is not to hurt or harm any of His beings, we are loving God.

To love God as He ought to be loved, we must live for God and die for God, knowing that the goal of life is to Love God, and find Him as our own self.

– Meher Baba

BANNER IMAGE: Baba’s Room, Avatar’s Abode. © Reg Love.