Book Two

Once, after cleaning the toilets of the masts and mentally-disturbed men who stayed with him, Meher Baba commented:

"I enjoy being active in this way. I like to clean the toilets of the God-mad and bathe and feed them, much more than when I am bowed down to by my disciples, or have the arti done before me.

"Are not these souls helpless? To serve them is real service. To feed them is real philanthropy. To look after them is real humanitarianism. And to keep them pleased is really pleasing God."

19 December 1937, Meherabad, LM7 p2245

Before I speak, I have to contact 75% of the masts in the world. I have already contacted 70%; now only 5% remain.

Meher Baba, 26 December 1940, Jaipur, LM7 p2653

"Masts are the best medium for my work in the world, and that is why I exert myself so much to contact them."

Meher Baba, 26 May 1944, Khandwa, LM8 p2948

"Whenever I am recognised as Meher Baba by a mast or saint, for some reason it makes my work more difficult, and hence I wish to leave at once."

Meher Baba, 27 May 1944? Khandwa? LM8 p2948

"Meher Baba has explained that the majority of masts are to be found in India*, which is the most important country in the world from the spiritual point of view. Apart from those in India, there are a few masts in Arabia, a very few in parts of Iran (these few are mostly in Meshed and Tabriz), and a very few in Egypt, China and Tibet. As far as countries outside Asia are concerned, there are, with the exception of Egypt, no masts in any other part of the world. There are, however, God-lovers, a few advanced souls, and certain people who are Agents of the Saheb-e-Zaman (Avatar)."

William Donkin, from notes dictated by Meher Baba
before 1948, W p373
*Now partitioned into India and Pakistan.

Fred Winterfeldt asked Baba whether there were any masts in the United States. Baba seemed to look off into the distance, and replied, "Maybe one or two."


For more about masts, see 'The Wayfarers' by William Donkin.

Masts Book One

Index - Book Two

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