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Books in the Lending Library

Instructions for Borrowers

The library is available to everyone. First register your name, address, phone number, and internet address in the registry book in the library. We ask that you return items after two months or sooner.

Library materials are located upstairs at the Stockton Street center on a tall bookshelf. There are also shelves downstairs that contain library materials.

As of 2012, Ron Greenstein is the Librarian for the Meher Baba Center of Northern California. If you have donations to make, or requests or concerns, please contact Ron at bookstore@meherbabameherbaba.org.

Donations

See the list at the bottom of this page for donation suggestions.  We need many, many more books and videos in our library.


Book Library

Books by Meher Baba

  • Discourses
  • God Speaks
  • Everything and the Nothing (two copies)
  • In God’s Hand (manuscript of 1926 document by Baba)
  • Beams of Meher Baba from the Spiritual Panorama (2 copies)
  • Meher Baba Calling, quotations compiled by Adi K. Irani


Lord Meher, twenty volume biography by Bhau Kalchuri, Volumes:

  • 1 and 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 5, 6 and 7a
  • 7b and 8
  • 9 and 10
  • 11 and 12
  • 13 and 14
  • 15 and 16
  • 17 and 18
  • 19 and 20


By Others

  • A Love So Amazing, by Bili Eaton
  • Avatar, by Jean Adriel (biography published in 1947) (2 copies)
  • The Beloved, by Naosherwan Anzar (photo biography)
  • The Best of the Glow (from the Glow International magazine)
  • Dance of Love, Margaret Craske
  • Dreaming of the Beloved, Mani (dreams of Mani)
  • 82 Family Letters to the Western Family of Lovers and Followers of Meher Baba, (1952 - 1969) by Mani (two copies, one in hardback)
  • Glimpses of the God-Man, by Bal Natu, Vol. 4
  • God-Brother, by Mani Irani
  • The God-Man, by Charles Purdom (unpublished discourses and biography)
  • How a Master Works, by Ivy Duce (Ivy Duce’s life with Baba)
  • Is That So?, stories by Eruch
  • It So Happened, stories compiled by Bill LePage
  • Meher Baba, Avatar of the Tortoise, Ken Lux (memoir)
  • Meher Baba’s Word and the Three Bridges, Don Stevens
  • Mehera, a commemorative pamphlet by Mani
  • Much Silence, by Tom and Dorothy Hopkinson (intro. biography)
  • Not We But One, sayings compiled by Bill LePage
  • Our Constant Companion, by Bal Natu
  • Ramjoo’s Diary, (1922-29) by Ramjoo Abdulla (a journal of Baba’s early period)
  • Showers of Grace, stories collected by Bal Natu
  • Turning the Key, by Bill LePage (Meher Baba in Australia)
  • The Wayfarers, by William Donkin (Baba’s work with the masts)
  • When He Takes Over, Bal Natu (stories collected)
  • While the World Slept, Bhau Kalchuri (autobiography)


Poetry

  • Meher Sarod, by Bhau Kalchuri and Meher Baba
  • Meher Roshani, by Bhau Kalchuri and Meher Baba (2 copies)
  • The Word and World’s End, by Francis Brabazon (two copies)
  • The Beloved Is All in All, Francis Brabazon
  • The Water Carrier, Robert Rouse (biography of F. Brabazon)
  • Poems to Avatar Meher Baba (an anthology of 69 poets, two copies)
  • Light on Running Water, Filis Frederick (two copies)
  • The Immortal Hafiz, renderings by Maud Kennedy
  • Unseen Rain, Rumi
  • Ruins of the Heart, Rumi
  • Say I Am You, Rumi
  • We Are Three, Rumi
  • Rumi, the Persian Sufi, by A.R. Arasteh, biography
  • Songs of Kabir, Rabindranath Tagore
  • Kabir Book, Robert Bly
  • Kabir, Seven Hundred Sayings, Paul Smith
  • The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran (2 copies)
  • Tears and Laughter, Kahlil Gibran
  • Mirrors of the Soul, Kahlil Gibran
  • St. John of the Cross, Poems of
  • Bridge of Light, Max Reif
  • Canticles for Meher, Max Reif
  • Literary Heritage of a (Still) Young Writer, Max Reif
  • From Politics to Love, Max Reif
  • Substance and Shadow, John Mijac
  • Oneness in the World, Craig Ruff
  • Traveling Music, Craig Ruff
  • Songs of a Vagrom Angel, Elsa Barker (automatic writing)


General Topics

  • Holy Bible
  • Holy Quran
  • Souls on Fire, William Stephens (short biographies of saints)
  • Sai Baba of Shirdi, by Mani Salukar
  • Incredible Sai Baba, by Arthur Osborne
  • Conference of the Birds, Attar (allegorical tale from Islam)
  • The Upanishads, ancient Indian religious text
  • He and I, Gabrielle Bossis, (conversations with Christ Jesus)
  • Initiation, Elisabeth Haich (historical novel of Egyptian priestess)
  • The Little Prince, A. de St. Exupery (allegory)
  • The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom (WWII bio)
  • Black Elk Speaks, by J.G. Neihardt (American Indian voice)
  • Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
  • How I Believe, by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • On Caring, by Milton Mayeroff
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • Spiritual Choices, Dick Anthony, Bruce Ecker, and Ken Wilber
  • The Way of the Pilgrim, anonymous (from Russia)
  • Prince in the House of David, by J. Ingraham (fictionalized Jesus)
  • St. Francis of Assisi, portrait by Lawrence Cunningham
  • Meher Miniatures, 365 daily meditations
  • Avatar Meher Baba Trust, a document of indenture
  • Conversations with a Western Guru, Ivy O. Duce and James Mackie
  • India Wins Freedom, M.A. Kalam Azad (historical memoir)

Music Books

  • From the Source, Meher Baba Songbook, Volume One
  • The Golden Book of Praise, songs by Francis Brabazon
  • Raine at the Samadhi (lyrics from songs sung at the Samadhi)

Children's Books

  • Meher Baba’s House, by Govinda
  • Sheeba (a story about Mehera’s horse)

Fiction, about 50 novels

  • Rex Stout mysteries
  • Edgar Wallace mysteries
  • P G. Wodehouse comedies
  • Robert Goldsborough fiction
  • Alexander McCall Smith fiction
  • David James Duncan fiction
  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho


Cassette Tapes

From Sufism Reoriented

  • God Speaks -- the Musical, by Henry Mindlin and Sufi musicians
  • Dance Dervish Dance, Songs by Mischa Rutenberg, #1
  • Come to My House, Songs by Mischa Rutenberg, #2
  • Love and Devotion, Mischa Rutenberg
  • I Call You Love, Mischa Rutenberg
  • Whisper “I Love You”, Sufi singers and musicians, inspired by Hafiz
  • The Great Secret, inspired by Hafiz
  • Meher Baba’s Life in Song, Part 1, Merwan and Manzil-e-Meem
  • Sweet Encounters, A program of devotional music, Julia Skiff and others
  • Meher Baba’s Name, 4 discs, Meditations 1 and 2, Meditations 3 and 4, Meditations 5 and 6, Meditation 7
  • Unbounded Love, Songs for the Avatar, Sufi Chorus (an audio tape)

Other cassette tapes in the Library

  • Minoo Kharas, 1978, speaking at the “Box”
  • Darwin Shaw, speaking at the S.F. Sufi Center, 1967
  • Fred Marks, London, 1984
  • Swami Beyondananda, Don’t Get Even
  • Lost and Found, 14 Songs by Michael Da Costa
  • Mani Plays the Sitar
  • Jim Meyers Concert, Oct. 1985
  • Love Street Singers, for Bhau Kalchuri
  • Raine Sings Raine’s Songs
  • Raine at the Samadhi, vol I and II
  • On Behalf of the Trust, Raine Eastman, Dave Miotke, Peggy Rock
  • Just One Dream, Pris Haffenden
  • Avatar of the Age, movie soundtrack
  • Songs of a Modern Disciple, Ron Greenstein sings J. E. Ross
  • Victory Unto Thee, Bob and Jane Brown
  • Songs of Huma, Ghazals of Meher Baba, performed by Mani,
  • Katie, Goher, and Rhoda Mistry
  • East-West Gathering, D. Miotke performs poetry of F. Brabazon
  • Jamie Newell Concert, Sept. 30, 1989
  • The Only Real Thing, Bobbi Bernstein
  • Paul Robeson, Ballad for Americans various other tapes of concerts


Music CDs

  • Happiness Is Better, Gabriella Tal, 2000
  • Come to My House, Mischa Rutenberg sings Hafiz


Special books in our library - not available for lending

  • Beams from Meher Baba on the Spiritual Panorama, by Meher Baba
  • Beautiful Souls in Ugly Cages, by Lynn and Phyllis Ott (stories of Meher Baba’s work with lepers)
  • The Glow International -- 1977 to 1982
  • The Master Sings, ghazals by Meher Baba, translated by Naosherwan Anzar
  • Meher Baba and the Great Seclusion, by Ramjoo Abdulla (a pamphlet written by a mandali member)
  • Meher Baba Calling (a collection of short quotations distributed by the Bombay Centre, 1972)
  • Meherabad, the Hill of Celestial Light, by A.R. Abdulla (memories from the son of Ramjoo Abdulla)
  • The New Life of Avatar Meher Baba and His Companions --- a collection of Circulars issued by Baba from the New Life period, 1949 - 1952


Please Donate To Our Library

We would be happy to accept donations of any of the following books for our lending library:

Books needed for our library:

  • Discourses
  • God Speaks
  • Nothing and the Everything
  • Mehera, compiled from talks and tape recordings
  • Love Alone Prevails, by Kitty Davy
  • That’s How It Was, by Eruch Jessawala
  • Listen, Humanity, by Don Stevens and Meher Baba

More books we would like to add to our library:

  • Mehera-Meher, 3 volume biography by David Fenster
  • Treasures from the Meher Baba Journals, edited by Jane Haynes (originally published from 1938 - 1941)
  • The Beloved Loved Us Too: Stories of Meher Baba and His Pets, by Mehera J. Irani
  • Life At Its Best, by Meher Baba
  • Sparks of the Truth, by Meher Baba and C.D. Deshmukj
  • Souls on Fire, by William Stephens

Memoirs by:

  • Margaret Craske, Bili Eaton, Arnavaz, Delia DeLeon, Bill LePage, John Grant, William Stephens, Charles Haynes, A.K. Hazra (Memoirs of a Zetetic), Norina Matchabelli, Rano Gayley, Don Stevens

Other books we would like to add to our library:

  • The Ancient One, by Eruch Jessawala
  • The Compassionate Father, biography of Meher Baba by Rick Chapman
  • Conversations with the Awakener, and all the Conversations series by Bal Natu
  • Glimpses of the God-Man, needed Vol. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
  • Three Incredible Weeks
  • Letters from the Mandali, Vol I and II books by Don Stevens
  • Poetry of Dan Ladinsky, Francis Brabazon, Mirek, Malcolm Schloss
  • From other traditions: St. Francis, St. John of the Cross, Yunus Emre, Rumi, Hafiz, Milarepa, Muhammad, Ramakrishna, Teresa of Avila and many more, including comic books


Videos

See the Video Library for a list of DVDs and VHS tapes available in our library.



For comments, suggestions, requests or helpful advice about the Meher Baba Center of Northern California libraries please send an email to bookstore@meherbabameherbaba.org.

This list was updated on December 29, 2006.
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