East Challacombe, Devon,  England

1931 : Photo courtesy of Glow Internation, Spring 2015
1931 : Photo courtesy of Glow Internation, Spring 2015
Meher Baba at the "Retreat" E.Challacombe, Devon, England. Courtesy of The Glow ; May 1970
Meher Baba at the "Retreat" E.Challacombe, Devon, England. Courtesy of The Glow ; May 1970
Courtesy of MNP ; crn1518
Courtesy of MNP ; crn1518
Courtesy of Love Alone Prevails ; Kitty Davy - p 48
Courtesy of Love Alone Prevails ; Kitty Davy - p 48
Courtesy of MNP ; cnr52 - 20th  April 1932
Courtesy of MNP ; cnr52 - 20th April 1932
Courtesy of MNP ; crn1519
Courtesy of MNP ; crn1519

In 1931 Starr established a retreat center at East Challacombe, North Devon (a couple of miles from Combe Martin), where he invited Meher Baba to come and meet westerners. It was at the Devon retreat that many of Meher Baba's lasting followers from Europe and the United States first met Baba. Meredith was famously lacking in a sense of humor and had a particular sense of how spiritual conduct should be, thus enforcing strong codes of serious contemplative conduct that made even Meher Baba uncomfortable.

This image of Meher Baba was later used as the front cover of The Perfect Master book by Purdom
This image of Meher Baba was later used as the front cover of The Perfect Master book by Purdom
1932 ; newspaper photo
1932 ; newspaper photo

A MESSAGE FROM THE MASTER…

Given on the seashore at Combe Martin, England, April 22 , 1932

 

 

  "BABA is like the sun ... anyone whose heart is pure can receive the rays. Make the heart pure by thinking of the Master, and then loving Him.  

 

"BABA is like the sea, which receives weak or strong, diseased or healthy, dotard, sinner or saint.

 

"BABA is like an Infinite Ocean , and in order to realize Him, the ego must be annihilated altogether.” 

 

Courtesy of ; The Awakener - Vol.1  No.2  1953

 

LM Vol.4 -p1439
LM Vol.4 -p1439
MSI Collection ; 1931
MSI Collection ; 1931
MSI Collection ; 1931 - Baba with Herbert Davy , Zilla Cluse & Agha Ali
MSI Collection ; 1931 - Baba with Herbert Davy , Zilla Cluse & Agha Ali
MSI Collection ; 1931
MSI Collection ; 1931
MSI Collection : East Challacombe, England - 1931
MSI Collection : East Challacombe, England - 1931
MSI Collection : Baba with Zilla Cluse ( Kitty Davy's niece )
MSI Collection : Baba with Zilla Cluse ( Kitty Davy's niece )
Courtesy of The Beloved Archives - Meher Baba Archival Foundation - Devonshire 1931 ,Meher Baba with Tom Sharpley behind and Charles Ross on right side.
Courtesy of The Beloved Archives - Meher Baba Archival Foundation - Devonshire 1931 ,Meher Baba with Tom Sharpley behind and Charles Ross on right side.
1931
1931
MSI Collection : 1932 East Challacombe. Photo taken by R.L. Knight.
MSI Collection : 1932 East Challacombe. Photo taken by R.L. Knight.
Courtesy of Glow International Magazine - Summer 2015
Courtesy of Glow International Magazine - Summer 2015
1932 : Image edited by Anthony Zois . Photo taken by R.L. Knight. Courtesy of Beloved Archives
1932 : Image edited by Anthony Zois . Photo taken by R.L. Knight. Courtesy of Beloved Archives
1932
1932
1929 ; Adversiting in the magazine "Meher Message".
1929 ; Adversiting in the magazine "Meher Message".