THE MAD ASHRAM — Part 1
A PLAN PECULIARLY HIS OWN
Dr. Abdul Ghani
Like many other sporadic manifestations of Baba's spiritual activities on the material plane, the Mad Ashram, too has never been advertised. Naturally very few are aware of its existence and the idea behind it. It behoves us, therefore, to give the world a little insight into the working conditions of the above Ashram and its raison-d'etre. It may interest a few and amuse a good many to know why the institution has been started and how it is managed. The 'why' is the spiritual object thereof and will be discussed later on in this article.
Suffice it to say, the Mad Ashram at Meherabad has very little in common with institutions of its kind in the world. Baba has ordered it to be run on a plan peculiarly his own. The inmates, about forty of them at the moment, are cared for and served by some of the seasoned disciples of Shri Baba. They are under strict instructions to treat their charges like normal human beings.
TWENTY YEARS WITH MEHER BABA, p. 108-109
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