680. Daniel Stone on Meher Baba

Daniel Stone is a follower of Meher Baba. He came to Meher Baba in 1972 after a period of spiritual search that led him to travel overland to India in search of a master. While there he found and received an awakening with Neem Karoli Baba, who then inwardly guided him to Meher Baba, who Daniel recognized and accepted as his master.

Meher Baba is widely known and regarded my many throughout the world as the Avatar of our current age, as God in human form, and as a source of spiritual guidance and awakening for all who approach him. Since becoming a follower of Baba, Daniel has been actively engaged in sharing about Baba’s teachings and life-work through talks, publications, radio programs, video programs, and music. He serves on the board of directors for the Meher Spiritual Center, the major center for Meher Baba in the West, and has consulted extensively for Baba groups around the world.



* Digital copies can be downloaded for free at https://avatarmeherbabatrust.org/online-library/


In his professional life, Daniel is a strategic organizational consultant, providing assistance to a wide variety of organizations including the Centers for Disease Control, the United Nations, World Economic Forum, and many others. He lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with his wife, two cats and a grand-dog. Daniel is also a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle where he co-leads a group focused on helping achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. He is also a recording musician, whose first CD of songs dedicated to Meher Baba is entitled “Decorate With Song”.

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Summary and transcript of this interview

Interview recorded April 16, 2023

Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:06:30 – Meeting Neem Karoli Baba
  • 00:15:18 – Introduction and Background: Meher Baba’s Early Life
  • 00:21:37 – The Wanderings and Encounters
  • 00:26:34 – The Role of the Avatar
  • 00:32:28 – The Concept of an Avatar
  • 00:37:59 – The Limitations of Human and Divine Capabilities
  • 00:43:24 – Meher Baba and His Ability to Make Contact with Multiple Beings Simultaneously
  • 00:50:06 – The Male Form of the Avatar
  • 00:56:49 – A Life of Hopelessness and Helplessness
  • 01:05:34 – Earning Trust Before Obedience
  • 01:13:07 – Baba’s Silence and Communication
  • 01:20:15 – Accessing Higher Levels of Consciousness
  • 01:25:21 – The Fourth Layer of the Heart and Divine Guidance
  • 01:31:11 – Revitalization of Sufism and World Religions
  • 01:36:10 – The Miracles and Love of Meher Baba
  • 01:39:55 – Insightful Film and Atheism of Zeffirelli
  • 01:44:48 – The Masts and their Spiritual States
  • 01:50:08 – The Ripple Effect of Baba’s Work
  • 01:56:45 – Awakening All Over the World
  • 02:04:01 – The Role of the Master in Eliminating Sanskaras
  • 02:08:38 – The Journey of the Soul and Higher Planes
  • 02:15:13 – Finding Me Inside Your Heart
  • 02:19:51 – Links and Resources