Part Two

Meher Baba

In social life, the recognition of the spiritual infinity of the Truth will mean a challenge to individualism as well as collectivism. It initiates a new way of thinking in terms of an indivisible totality. And it discards all the relative values of comparison in favor of the recognition of the intrinsic worth of everything.

In the civilisation which is based upon a true idea of the spiritual infinity of the Truth, there will therefore be no problems of majority and minority, of rivalry and competition, and of those comparisons and laborious assessments which so often become a shelter of pride and separative ego. Life then will be infinitely simple and integral, because the illusions which create rifts and complexities will all have disappeared.

1943? Di v5 p19

Unaware as you are of my reasons and purposes for the ever-repeated postponements in the breaking of my silence, and for my apparently giving vague promises - which are likely to create doubts in the weak ones, but add strength of test in the strong ones - you should be aware of my methods of working.

It is that I always allow things to shape themselves out in the natural course, and I seldom put my mind into bringing about merely mundane results...

I therefore emphasise, and repeat once again, for you to have full faith in the accomplishment of what I have stated, and to remain brave in heart, even if God's ways, for the time being, seem inscrutable.

5 August 1943,
Lahore, India,
LM8 p2911

Out of the agonising travail and suffering of the present times, the new enlightened humanity has to be born. Man shall be weaned away from the allurements of the ego-life. He shall come into full inheritance of his own divinity, and know himself to be none other than the supreme God himself. And his heart shall be unlocked so as to release the dynamic love divine.

Divine love knows no decay, fear or corruption, because it is illumined by the understanding that all life is one.

Let those who are alive to the real values hearken to this call of mine. They will have an ample share in bringing into existence the new era of truth and love.

I give my blessings to all.

11 November 1944,
Nagpur, Me p66

I give my blessings to all who are thirsting for the full realisation of divinity, for they shall be the pillars of the coming era of truth and love.

12 November 1944,
Nagpur, Me p70

In the war-crazy world around you today, what do you see with regard to the quality and quantity of suffering and pain that has afflicted humanity in general?

It is patent to all that not only those who have taken up arms and are actually engaged in fighting have suffered intense loss and pain, but even the innocent and the peace-loving section of humanity - men, women and children - have experienced and are experiencing crucial agonies and tortures, both physical and mental.

Whatever may be the political and economic explanation of the worldly wise in this respect, this sanguine phenomena, from the spiritual point of view, is a cyclic divine visitation over which no earthly power has any control. The whole situation is simply and purely the resultant of the divine law of cause and effect, which is the same as conveyed by the Persian adage meaning

'It is only from us whatever be upon us (good or bad).'

However dark the clouds, and whatever may be the poignancy of pain and despair, one spiritual fact embodying cheer and hope to suffering humanity must not be lost sight of, which I am going to convey to you here today:

There are always two aspects of divinity, perpetually and eternally active in the affairs of the world. The destructive aspect of divinity, as expressed in Persian, means 'self-glorification,' and the constructive aspect of divinity is called in Persian 'self-beautitude.'

The aspect of self-glorification by God, when it gets palpably active, entails suffering and destruction on a colossal scale, as we see it today. The aspect of divine self-beautitude, when it asserts itself, brings in its wake peace and plenty.

In the aspect of self-glorification, divinity repels itself through its own creation. And in the aspect of self-beautitude, divinity attracts or loves itself through its own creation. The former is a negative method, and the latter is a positive method, and both these methods ultimately are instruments of divine wisdom to rouse humanity to their divine heritage, which is self-realisation.

Further, both the aspects of God referred to just now not only affect humanity individually and collectively, but their intensity and force is directly in proportion to each other, and they assert themselves in cyclic waves.

Now that the destructive phase is about to weaken, the aspect of divine beautitude is nearly due to come to the fore. And to invite humanity to avail themselves of this blessedness to come is my divine mission in life.

Just as in the present world catastrophe, even the guilty and the not-guilty, the combatants and non-combatants, have suffered intensely physically and mentally -- similarly, in the self-beautitude aspect of God that is to be manifest in the near future, not only the deserving, but the non-deserving as well, have as good a chance of being the recipients of divine grace -- provided they are wide awake to the situation, which will be a cyclic dispensation rare and unique.

My blessings to all -- those who have heard my message, and those who have not.

13 November 1944,
Nagpur, Me p 71-72

The world storm, which has been gathering momentum, is now having its greatest outburst; and in reaching its climax, it will work universal disaster. In the struggle for material well-being, all grievances have assumed fantastic proportions. And the diverse differences of human interest have been so accentuated that they have precipitated distinctive conflict. Humanity has failed to solve its individual and social problems, and the evidence for this failure is but too plain. The incapacity of men to deal with their problems constructively and creatively reveals tragic deficiency in the right understanding of the basic nature of man and the true purpose of life. The world is witnessing an acute conflict between the forces of light and the forces of darkness. On the one hand there are selfish persons who seek their happiness blindly through lust for power, unbridled greed and unrelieved hatred. Ignorant of the real purpose of life, they have sunk down to the lowest level of culture. And they bury their higher selves in the wreckage of crumbling forms which linger on from the dead past. Bound by material interests and limited conceptions, they are forgetful of their divine destiny. They have lost their way, and their hearts are torn by the ravages of hate and rancour.

On the other hand there are persons who unveil their inherent higher self through the endurance of pain and deprivation, and through the noble acts of bravery and self-sacrifice. The present war is teaching man to be brave, to be able to suffer, to understand and to sacrifice.

The disease of selfishness in mankind will need a cure, which is not only universal in its application, but is drastic in its nature. It is so deep-rooted that that it can be uprooted only if it is knocked from all sides. Real peace and happiness will dawn spontaneously when there is the purging of selfishness. The peace and happiness which come from self-giving love are permanent. Even the worst sinners can become great saints if they have the courage and sincerity to invite a drastic and complete change of heart.

The present chaos and destruction will engulf the whole world. But this will be followed by a very long period in which there shall be no war. The passing sufferings and miseries of our times would be worth enduring for the sake of the long period of happiness which is to follow.

What will the present chaos lead to? How will it all end? It can only end in one way. Mankind will be sick of it all. Men will be sick of wanting and sick of fighting out of hatred. Greed and hatred will reach such intensity that everyone will become weary of them. They way out of the deadlock will be found through selflessness. The only alternative which will bring solution will be to stop hating and to love, to stop wanting and to give, to stop domination and to serve.

Great suffering shall awaken great understanding. Supreme suffering fulfills its purpose and yields its true significance when it awakens exhausted humanity, and stirs within it a genuine longing for real understanding. Unprecedented suffering leads to unprecedented spiritual outcome. It contributes to the construction of life on the unshakeable foundation of the Truth.

It is now high time that universal suffering should hasten humanity to the turning point in its spiritual history. It is now high time that the very agonies of our times should become a medium for the bringing of a real understanding of human relationship. It is now high time for humanity to face squarely the true causes of the catastrophe which has overtaken it. It is now high time to seek a new experience of reality. To know that life is real and eternal is to inherit unfading bliss. It is time that men had this realisation by being unified with their own selves.

Through unification with the higher self, man perceives the infinite self in all selves; and he becomes free by outgrowing and discarding the limitations of the ego-life. The individual soul has to realise its identity with the supreme universal soul with full consciousness. Men shall have reorientation of life in the light of this ancient truth, and they will readjust their attitude towards their neighbors in everyday life. To perceive the spiritual value of oneness is to promote real unity and cooperation. Brotherhood then becomes a spontaneous outcome of true perception.

The new life which is based upon spiritual understanding is an affirmation of the Truth. It is not something which belongs to utopia, but is completely practical. Now that humanity is thrown into the fire of bloody conflicts, it is, through immense anguish, experiencing the utter instability and futility of the life which is based upon purely material conceptions. The hour is near when men, in their eager longing for real happiness, will seek the true source of happiness.

The time is also ripe when men will ardently seek to contact the embodiment of the Truth in the form of a God-man, through whom they can be inspired and lifted into spiritual understanding. They will accept the guidance which comes from divine authority. Only the outpouring of divine love can bring about spiritual awakening.

In this critical time of universal suffering, men are becoming ready to turn towards their higher self, and to fulfill the will of God. Divine love will perform the supreme miracle of bringing God into the hearts of men, and of getting them established in lasting and sure happiness. It will satisfy the greatest need and longing of mankind. Divine love will make men selfless and helpful in their mutual relations, and it will bring about the final solution of all problems. The new brotherhood on earth shall be a fulfilled fact, and nations will be united in the fraternity of love and truth.

My existence is for this love and this truth; and to suffering humanity I say:

Have hope. I have come to help you in surrendering yourselves to the cause of God, and in accepting his grace of love and truth. I have come to help you in winning the one victory of all victories - to win yourself.

November? 1944, Me p22-25

A gigantic disaster will overwhelm the world which will wipe out three-fourths of mankind.

8 November 1945,
Angiras Rishi Hill,
Tapovan to Adi K. Irani,
LM9 p3081

There will be revolution all over India, including Ahmednagar. The face of the country will change as the time of my manifestation is nearing.

7 December 1946,
LM9 p3141

The world is now drawing very close to the great upheaval which will precede the breaking of my silence. This upheaval will entail great suffering to humanity, but this very suffering will work a profound change of heart, and will sweep the world clean for the new and vital phase that must follow.

March 1947,
Aw 6:2 p12
Another version:
GG1 p199

Don't expect anything to be easy. Life will be full of problems, and the world even more so. In fact, in years to come the world will reach a zenith of anti-God thinking, immorality, lust and greed, because the ending of a vast cycle of cycles is taking place. But after the climax, a new era of brotherly love will be ushered in by God, who knows all that is going on.

January 1948,
to Ivy Duce,

What do you think constitutes 100% proof of my manifestation as the Avatar? You men say that at the time of my Avataric manifestation, mankind will receive a shock like an earthquake, and I will appear at different places in my physical form. But such ideas do not prove the Avatar's manifestation 100%.

In the Avatar is contained the whole creation. All the lives contained in the world are like his limbs. If a scorpion stings a man on one part of his body, the brain immediately knows it and pain is felt throughout the body. Similarly, when the Avatar will sting (manifest), every life sustained in creation will feel it. Thus the Avatar's presence on this (Gross) plane and the scorpion's sting (manifestation) will be experienced by all.

If the sun were to shine twenty-four hours a day, and there was no darkness, the presence of the sun would not be recognised unless there was complete darkness once. The rising of the sun consequent to darkness would make humanity appreciate the presence of the sun. The dark night is signified by the scorpion's sting.

Ghani: Darkness may also mean mass annihilation and dissolution of the world.

Baba: After the Avatar's manifestation, humanity will receive the light in different degrees proportionate to each one's receptivity. Those out in the open will experience the full light of the sun. Those holding umbrellas over their heads will receive less, and those who remain closeted in their houses will get even less. This means that those who keep themselves shut up in the houses of their desires will receive the least light. Those who, though out in the open, hold an umbrella over their head - refuse to open their heart to God - will receive less. And those of pure desires and an open heart wil experience the full brilliance of the Avatar's coming.

Ghani: Will we experience the light or not?

Baba: Look at the ways of your Avatar. Although I stay in Ahmednagar during the day, I go all the way back to Pimpalgaon for the night. If you can grasp this, you will get the light.

24 February 1948,
LM7-8 preface

Although physically Baba will depart soon, yet Baba is eternally everywhere. So stay where you are and love me. And wherever you are, I will be with you.

29 September 1954,
GG6 p160

The Mandali have asked me today to say in a few words exactly and precisely what will happen to me. So I tell you - note it down.

In October at Satara, I shall be appearing to lead a retired, normal life, eating, taking walks, and so on. But there will be no use of the board and other things from 7 October, as I have told you. By the end of April, 1955, I shall drop this body. During the six months, from November to April, three phases of the Avatar-life will manifest themselves.

First, a very strange and serious disease will attack this body, which will be the cause of my humiliation that I have been speaking about. Secondly, the humiliation will end in the sudden breaking of my silence, and my uttering of that word that only God can utter. Thirdly, glorification will replace humiliation. All the pent-up infinity in me will splash and spread all over the universe...

(Baba asked Dr. Donkin to read out something he had dictated, and said that it was important)

Donkin: Baba wants to use a simile about the atom bomb. Just as an atom bomb, which in itself is so small, when exploded causes tremendous havoc, so, when he breaks his silence, the universal spiritual upheaval that will take place will be something that no one can describe. It will happen in a second, at a time when nobody expects it. Just as when an earthquake takes place suddenly when no one is ready, and no one can do anything, but everyone in the affected area feels it, so the breaking of his silence will create a spiritual upheaval, and everyone will feel it in his heart.

And, unbelievable as it may seem, my universal glorification, he says, will not be manifested very near my physical presence, wherever I may be then. At the time of my glorification, all will feel it throughout the world, but those who are around me will not be affected. They who will be there will not be merely disinterested in Baba, they will actually be hostile.

For example, I may be then in Poona, with no one from the Mandali near me, but thirty or forty of the hostile group may be there, and they will not feel the glorification and upheaval. All the rest of the world will feel it. No one of my Mandali or lovers will be near me when I am beaten and finally stabbed.

Yet I never die. I am always the Ancient one. You should all remember that God alone is real, all else is illusion.

Your attending this meeting and hearing in precise and definite terms about these happenings will be worth it if all of you, or if some of you, or at least a few of you spread the message of my love to others.

30 September 1954,
DV 6:12 p14-15

... The time is fast approaching when all that I have repeatedly stressed from time to time will definitely come to pass. Most of you will witness those events, and will recall very vividly all that transpires during these two days of your stay at Meherabad.

I have come not to establish anything new - I have come to put life into the old. I have not come to establish retreats or ashrams. I create them for the purpose of my universal work, only to repeatedly dissolve them once that purpose has been served. The universe is my ashram, and every heart is my house. But I manifest only in those hearts in which all other than me ceases to live. When my universal religion of love is on the verge of fading into insignificance, I come to breathe life into it, and to do away with the farce of dogmas that defile it in the name of religions and stifle it with ceremonies and rituals.

The present universal confusion and unrest has filled the heart of man with greater lust for power and a greed for wealth and fame, bringing in its wake untold misery, hatred, jealousy, frustration and fear. Suffering in the world is at its height in spite of all the striving to spread peace and prosperity to bring about lasting happiness.

For man to have a glimpse of lasting happiness, he has first to realise that God, being in all, knows all; that God alone acts and reacts through all; that God, in the guise of countless animate and inanimate entities, experiences the innumerably varied phenomena of suffering and happiness, and that God himself undergoes all these illusory happenings. Thus it is God who has brought suffering in human experience to its height, and God alone who will efface this illusory suffering and bring the illusory happiness to its height.

Whether it manifests as creation or disappears into the oneness of reality, whether it is experienced as existing and real, or is perceived to be false and nonexistent, illusion throughout is illusion. There is no end to it, just as there is no end to imagination.

There are two aspects experienced in illusion - manyness and oneness. While manyness multiplies manyness, oneness goes on magnifying itself. Manyness is the religion of illusion on which illusion thrives.

In the illusory beginning of time, there was no such state of mess in illusion as there is today. When the evolution of consciousness began, there was oneness in spite of the diversity in illusion. With the growth of consciousness, manyness also went on increasing, until now it is about to overlap the limit. Like the wave that reaches its crest, this height of manyness will dissolve itself and bring about the beginning of oneness in illusion. Suffering at its height will cause the destruction of the climax of manyness in illusion.

The time has come for the pre-ordained destruction of multiple separateness, which keeps man from experiencing the feeling of unity and brotherhood. This destruction, which will take place very soon, will cause three-fourths of the world to be destroyed.* The remaining one-fourth will be brought together to live a life of concord and mutual understanding, thus establishing a feeling of oneness in all fellow beings, leading them towards lasting happiness. Before I break my silence or immediately after it, three-fourths of the world will be destroyed. I shall speak soon to fulfill all that is shortly to come to pass.

To affirm religious faiths, to establish societies, or to hold conferences will never bring about the feeling of unity and oneness in the life of mankind, now completely absorbed in the manyness of illusion. Unity in the midst of diversity can be made to be felt only by touching the very core of the heart. That is the work for which I have come. I have come to sow the seed of love in your hearts, so that in spite of all superficial diversity which your life in illusion must experience and endure, the feeling of oneness through love is brought about amongst all the nations, creeds, sects and castes of the world.

In order to bring this about, I am preparing to break my silence. When I break my silence, it will not be to fill your ears with spiritual lectures. I shall speak only one word, and this word will penetrate the hearts of all men, and make even the sinner feel that he is meant to be a saint, while the saint will know that God is in the sinner as much as he is in himself.

When I speak that word, I shall lay the foundation for that which is to take place during the next 700 years. When I come again after 700 years, the evolution of consciousness will have reached such an apex that materialistic tendencies will be automatically transmuted into spiritual longing, and the feeling of equality in universal brotherhood will prevail. This means that opulence and poverty, literacy and illiteracy, jealousy and hatred, which are in evidence today in their full measure, will then be dissolved through the feeling of the oneness of all men. Prosperity and happiness will then be at its zenith.

This does not mean that oneness in illusion shall remain so eternally. That is because all this that is, is illusion, and the consciousness of oneness as well as of manyness in illusion is part of the process of evolution. The time is bound to recur when there will be again the same beginning, growth and culmination of the heights of manyness and oneness in illusion.

My next advent after I drop this body will be after 700 years, and that will mark the end and the beginning of a Cycle of cycles. All cycles of time in illusion end and begin after 700 to 1400 years, and there have been and will be millions and billions of such cycles in a Cycle of cycles; thus there is no end to illusion, which always remains illusion.

*Baba later explained that this destruction was 'in my own language alone' - see the next quote.

Age after age I come amidst mankind to maintain my own creation of illusion, thereby also awakening humanity to become aware of it. The framework of illusion is always one and the same, but the designs in illusion are innumerable and ever-changing. My advent is not to destroy illusion, because illusion, as it is, is absolutely nothing. I come to make you become aware of the nothingness of illusion. Through you I automatically maintain illusion, which is nothing but the shadow of my infinite self, and through me, you automatically discard illusion when you are made aware of its falseness.

My manifestation as the Avatar of the time will be of short duration. This short period will, in quick succession, cover my humiliation, the breaking of my silence, my glorification, and my violent physical end. Everlastingly, with all the divine bliss within me, I eternally suffer for one and all - thus I am crucified eternally and continually for all.

During this short period, my word of words will touch the hearts of all mankind, and spontaneously this divine touch will instill in man the feeling of the oneness of all fellow-beings. Gradually, in the course of the next 700 years, this feeling will supersede the tendency of separateness, and rule over the hearts of all, driving away hatred, jealousy and greed that breed suffering, and happiness will reign.

part of the 'Final Declaration'
30 September 1954, Meherabad
AM p3-6, also LA p700-701,
and GG6 p166-169

It is really very difficult for anyone to believe and understand what I say, because none can grasp the meaning underlying my words...

Everyone is free to interpret my words in any way he thinks and feels. But one thing I tell you, that whenever I say a thing, I naturally use my own language, and whatever is said by me is truth. But my language is such that none can understand or grasp the underlying meaning of what I say. Therefore, when I want to say a thing, I have simultaneously to make use of your language also, knowing well that you would understand nothing whatsoever if I were to make use of my language alone.

In order to help you understand my Final Declaration, and to put an end to your confusion and worry, I want all of you to know that when you saw me dictate on my alphabet board during the meetings at Meherabad, and heard about

1. A strange disease attacking my body: it was said in your language.

2. The humiliation that I will suffer: it was said in your language.

3. The breaking of my silence and my uttering the one word of words: it was said in my own language, and simultaneously in yours, because when I utter that word, it will be an audible word to you.

4. My glorification: it was said simultaneously in my language and yours.

5. The destruction of three-fourths of the world: it was said in my own language alone.

6. The stab in the back: was said in my own language alone.

7. The dropping of my body: it was said in my own language and simultaneously in yours.

Consequently, whatever is said by me in your language, you are able to understand and know what is said, but that which is said in my own language is impossible for you to understand, however much you all may try to interpret and grasp the underlying meaning behind my words. Only the fulfillment of events can unfold to you, in due course, the meaning of what is said in my own language.

20 November 1954,
AM p7-8

There is not reason at all for any of you to worry. Baba was, Baba is, and Baba will also be eternally existent. Severance of external relations does not mean the termination of internal connection. The external contacts had been maintained till now. The time has now come for being bound in the chain of internal connections. Hence external contact is no longer necessary. It is possible to establish the internal link by obeying Baba's orders. I give you all my blessings for strengthening these internal links.

I am always with you, and I am not away from you. I was, am, and will remain eternally with you, and it is for promoting this realisation that I have severed external contact. This will enable all persons to realise Truth by being bound to each other with internal links.

Oh my lovers, I love you all. It is only because of my love for my creation that I have descended on earth. Let not your hearts be torn asunder by my declarations concerning the dropping of my body. On the contrary, accept my divine will cheerfully. You can never escape from me. Even if you try to escape from me, it is not possible to get rid of me. Therefore have courage and be brave.

If you thus lose your hearts, how will it be possible for you to fulfill the great task that I have entrusted to you? Be brave and spead my message of love far and wide to all quarters in order to fulfill my divine will. Let the words 'Baba, Baba' come forth from every nook and corner of the world, and from the mouth of every child, and let their ignorance be reduced to ashes by the burning flame of my love.

Come together in order to fulfill my will by taking your stand on truth, love and honesty, and be worthy of participating in my task. I give you all my blessings for spreading my message of love.

7 October 1954,
translated from Hindi
by C.D. Deshmukh,
LF p139-140

People generally remain indifferent when I am present among them. They understand and appreciate me more after I drop my body. That is the way whenever I come.

November 1955,
LH p14

It is a fact that I have come amongst you. One of these days the whole world will come to realise how I have come, where I have come from, and the purpose of my coming.

I repeat once again that I have come neither to establish panths and jaats (groups and classes), nor to establish mandirs, masjids, churches and ashrams in the world.

I have come to receive the beauty and give the blessings of love. All else but God -- whether rites, rituals or ceremonies in the name of religion, worldly possessions, family, money, or one's own physical body -- all else but God is illusion.

LH p240

The infinite bliss of my Self-realisation was, is and will remain continuous. At the moment, I experience both infinite bliss as well as infinite suffering. Once I drop the body, only bliss will remain.

LH p246

It seems to all that I give promises, and break all of them. But I fulfill all of them...

I am master of the art of telling lies, of giving promises and not fulfilling them. But remember, I am beyond all that too, and therefore I fulfill every promise given.

26 January 1956,
Gl Aug 1993 p9

I have been made to take this human form by the five Perfect Masters of this age to bear the cross and to undergo humiliation.

You have read in the Gospels wherein Christ had said to his apostles, "You will deny me." This did happen when Peter, the chief apostle, denied Jesus.

The thing is that during the phase of humilation, the circumstances will so array themselves that you won't be aware when my daaman has slipped off your hands. At that time, you may even feel justified in leaving me.

But if you feel that this should not happen, there is one remedy. You should grasp well all that I say, and understandingly act up to it. You should also tell all of what you hear today to those who are not present.

In short, I clearly see the dark cloud. I do not wish to make a mere mention of the dark cloud without any reason, but this is my loving warning to you so that my daaman may not slip off your hands.

19 May or 2 June 1957,
BG p16.
Also, Gl May 1980

Being the Avatar, I have come to awaken mankind, and would like the entire world to come to me.

Real saints are dearest and nearest to my heart.

Perfect Ones and lovers of God adorn the world, and will ever do so.

The physical presence of the Perfect Masters throughout eternity is not necessarily confined to any particular or special part of the globe.

My salutations to all - the past, present and future Perfect Masters, real saints - known and unknown - lovers of God, and to all other beings, in all of whom I reside, whether consciously felt by them or not.

20 July 1957, LC p77

Not a single thing that I have said is untrue. Not one thing that I have stated will fail to occur. It is only that you cannot and do not understand the language I use. And if I do not use the language to suit your understanding, it is from my true compassion and mercy.

before 19 August 1957,
HM p301

The world, once it knows who I am, will understand then what I want you to understand now - that from the beginningless beginning, I am the Ancient one, immutable and eternal...

I have already warned you of the dark cloud which I clearly see hovering over me. I have been referring to it in one way or another for many years.

In fact, only the shape of things changes every time I come, and that is why I say the same things again and again in different ways. At the time of Jesus, I uttered many warnings, yet none could grasp in advance about my crucifixion.

The dark cloud is very, very near to bursting, and I have to take the whole force of it upon myself. You can have no idea what that will mean for me. It will be like hell itself bursting upon me on earth. Be resolved to hold fast to my daaman even when this cloud bursts. You will thereby share in my work...

Look at the weapons of destruction science has evolved. Nation accuses nation of preparations for war, and world catastrophe might come without warning at any moment. World events reflect the results of my inner working.

At the time of the Flood, hell was let loose in the world. Scientists and statesmen now solemnly declare that if total war comes, the whole world may perish. They are just echoing me. But the whole world cannot perish because I have to come down again after 700 years...

Just as I am now quite unable to do so many physical things unaided, in spite of an otherwise healthy body, I may, at the time of the impending crisis, become even mentally helpless, without being mentally deranged in the least. You may then not be able to continue to hold on to my daaman because circumstances will seemingly justify your letting it go.

I am infinitely merciful, and so repeat the same theme again and again, so that you may remember my words and try your best to cling to me.

For example, in a sudden and terrifying earthquake, any man, in the blind hope of saving his life, is likely to run, forgetting in an instant his family and all his possessions, and thus forsake them before he realises what he has done.

Whatever is to happen will happen. This is the principle, or as I call it, the Law of Must, the law on which universal illusion thrives. It is as if the ready and complete film of illusion, from the beginningless beginning to the endless end, is being projected continually.

If it is destined that my daaman should slip from your hands, it will. But it is for me to warn, and for you to remain alert.

8 September 1957,
LC p79-82

Age after age, when the Avatar comes, he has only a small group of followers. In this cycle, it is different, this cycle is something special. Now thousands in the south of India follow me. Recently the government approved a textbook of my life for use in the schools. The Zoroastrians were once opposed to me, but now they come and love me...

Only a few will hold on to me... those who are near to me, not in space, but in love. The rest will leave me. The age-old experience will be repeated. In this incarnation I have a large following, but again I shall be left with a few. It is as if around me there are many beautiful buildings. It took years to build them. But when an earthquake comes, they are destroyed in a few seconds. Only a few survive.

... You will see me only in memory. When I drop my body, I will remain in all who love me. I can never die. Love me, obey me, and you will find me.

20 May 1958,
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
Aw 5:3 p7

Another version:

Every time I come, it happens. I have a small crowd of followers, and at a critical time, they deny me.

This time Baba has a large following, and yet, at the nick of time, they also will deny me.

Around me there are beautiful buildings, homes that took years to build. It took years to build structures like these, but it does not take five seconds to demolish these structures.

At this particular time, it is only those who love and obey Baba 100% who will be able to hold onto him in the nick of time.

20 May 1958,
Myrtle Beach,
HM p307

(Ivy Duce wrote about the analogy of the buildings, "Baba gave an example... comparing us to castles.")

If six cobras came into this room suddenly from out there, would you just sit still here with me?

No, you would be flying out the doors and windows as fast as you could, in sheer panic. You would forget all about Baba.

Peter denied me when I was Jesus.

The dark cloud of which I have been talking is very, very near. It will happen suddenly, from an unexpected angle, just like I have mentioned the sudden onrush of the cobras. You will not expect it from such an angle, and you will feel justified in leaving me.

Each will be tried by his psychological weakness, but try to hang on.

20 May 1958,
Myrtle Beach,
to the Sufi group,
HM p308

When I leave this body, it will have its rest in the tomb on this hill. After 70 years, this hill will turn into a place of world pilgrimage, where lovers of God, philosophers and celebrities will come to pay homage to the tomb.

Aw 5:3 p12

Do you realise what it means to follow me? It means to leave all and follow me. And do you know what it is to leave all? It is to leave everything, even your self, behind you.

This means that, having left everything behind, you have to follow me, and not run ahead of me. And to do this is so very difficult because it is so very simple.

If you let your will guide you, so that you walk ahead of me, you become your own obstruction to my leading you. And since you are ignorant of the pitfalls on the way, I have to keep a constant watch lest you fall. What this amounts to is that, instead of you following me, I have to follow you.

I am not limited by form. I am within everyone, and within you, as the real guide. So following me does not mean that you have to leave everything and stay near me. It also does not mean that you are to use me as a dumping board for your worries, nor that you are to expect me to fulfill your wants. It means that you are to be completely resigned to my will, and abide in a spirit of total surrender.

To follow me is to obey me and to do as I want. When my will becomes your way, you are truly following me, and then you are safe and you are saved. I know the way and its labyrinths, for I am the way and I am the goal.

January 1959,
to an individual,
AO p167

... I lay down no precepts. When I release the tide of truth which I have come to give, men's daily lives will be the living precept. The words I have not spoken will come to life in them.

I veil myself from man by his own curtain of ignorance, and manifest my glory to a few.

My present Avataric form is the last incarnation of this cycle of time, hence my manifestation will be the greatest. When I break my silence, the impact of my love will be universal, and all life in creation will know, feel and receive of it. It will help every individual to break himself free from his own bondage in his own way. I am the divine beloved who loves you more than you can ever love yourself. The breaking of my silence will help you to help yourself in knowing your real self.

All this world confusion and chaos was inevitable, and no one is to blame. What had to happen has happened, and what has to happen will happen. There was and is no way out except through my coming in your midst. I had to come, and I have come. I am the Ancient one.

Universal Message,
LA p711

... That which you as individuals know at this moment, I knew aeons ago. And what you as individuals in ages to come will be knowing at a particular moment, I know now.

EN p58

Being the highest and becoming the lowest, I manifest knowledge and assume ignorance at the same time. Even though I know a certain thing will happen within a month, I may chalk out plans as if it was not to occur for years. Again, knowing that an event will not take place for years, I appear to expect it to happen shortly.

In dnyan (knowledge) there is adnyan (non-knowledge or ignorance). But in adnyan there cannot be dnyan. Having all knowledge on the highest level, I can assume full ignorance on your level. In fact, I am infinite knowledge, and as such, I know what is to happen even after hundreds of years. Yet I profess ignorance while I am on your level...

I who am knowledge itself manifest ignorance of knowledge. Knowing all, I seem not to know, at one and the same time.

EN p61

I am the Lord of the universe, and when I give up my body, the world will recognise me.

1960, Poona, Aw 22:1 p40

I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is my temple.

Although it is in love that you have built this house of stone, I am only in it when your heart brings me here.

Always remember that ceremonies cover me, but pure worship reveals me.

All those who surrender themselves in love to me will see and adore and realise the reality behind my form.

before 26 November 1961,
for Meher Dham,
U.P., Mu p372,
also LC p110

You people have been worrying about Berlin. It wasn't Berlin you should have worried about, it was Cuba. That situation has given me a terrible time. It was touch and go for quite a while. You have no idea how serious it was.

(Ivy Duce wrote, "He went on to say that the third world war has already started on the border between Communist China and India")

I am the nut in the nutcracker. The Chinese are my children, and the Indians are my children. You might find the Chinese at our gate, so be careful.

After 1962, everything will be upside down. World War III will not be fought where it has been fought before. It will be fought here, and will spread into the Near and Middle East. The Chinese will retreat this winter, but they will return after the snows melt. But India will win in the end.

November 1962,
HM p360-361

When I break my silence, my presence will flood the world, and even an inanimate thing like a stone will feel my love.

April? 1963,
LA p602

My silence, and the breaking of my silence at the appointed time, will make silent those who talk of everything but God.

May? 1963,
LA p604

Hear me while I am silent, for when I break my silence, there will be nothing left for you to hear.

20 August 1964,
60th Family Letter, p2

No messages about love and truth can draw the seeker even nearer to the real experience of them. But the breaking of my silence will shatter the seeker's hard crust of ignorance, and reveal to him their true meaning.

June? 1964,
LA p616-617

Be composed in the reality of my love, for all confusion and despair is your shadow, which will vanish when I speak the word.

February? 1966,
LA p636

God's first word was 'Who am I?' God's last word is 'I am God.' And the word that I, the God-man, will utter soon will be the sound of my infinite silence.

June? 1966,
LA p640

My abode is infinite. It is formless. But there are seven doors in my abode. Each door remains closed to all those bound in illusion.

The aim of involution is to open these seven doors to experience my infinity. The first door is extremely difficult to open. All the kingdoms of evolution stand at this door. Humanity has its back to this door. All faces are turned toward illusion. Humanity is the nearest kingdom to this door.

I come to open these seven doors. I work to cut a hole in the first door. That door leads to the first plane. This cutting is my work during my lifetime.

1967, India,
to Bhau Kalchuri,
Aw 21:2 p59,
also AA p189

I am both divine and human. Those who live with me feel more of my humanity than my divinity. Those whom I permit to come and see me for awhile see more of my divinity than my humanity.

All my intimate lovers, whether living with me or away from me, will in the end experience my divinity.

May 1967,
LA p650

... My mental and spiritual suffering will end only when I break my silence.

1? June 1967,
LA p650

Divine father, help your beloved son to carry out all your work this year, for July of this year will mark the last year of his silence.

17 January 1968,
Meher Mouna
Vani 10, p19
(10 April 1969)

None can have the least idea of the immensity of the work that I am doing in this seclusion. The only hint I can give is that, compared with the work I do in seclusion, all the important work of the world put together is completely insignificant. Although for me the burden of my work is crushing, the result of my work will be intensely felt by all the people of the world...

... I repeat, something great will happen that has never happened before. But now it will not be until soon after the 21st of May 1968.

I also repeat that the fate of the universe hangs on my seclusion, and the redemption of mankind depends upon my manifestation...

February 1968,
LA p659

My work is done. It is completed 100% to my satisfaction. The result of this work will also be 100%, and will manifest from the end of September.

30 July 1968,
LA p666

Those who wait for me never wait in vain.

September 1968,
LA p666

Baba had asked that his followers not write him at all because of his seclusion work. Bhau Kalchuri, one of Baba's Mandali, felt deeply disturbed that Baba would not reply to letters from his followers. Baba told him,

"My lovers are great. They want nothing material or spiritual. I come down to worship them...

"Why are you so disturbed? You have been with me for so many years, and still you do not understand what I am doing for them. If they come here, what will they see? Only this physical body.

"This is the real thing I am giving them (Baba made the gesture for his seclusion work, which was a fist against his thigh). My work is the real thing which I am giving them, and you will witness with your own eyes what will happen to those who have not met me physically."

October 1968,
AA p195,
also Aw 21:2 p58

To love me for what I may give you is not loving me at all. To sacrifice anything in my cause to gain something for yourself is like a blind man sacrificing his eyes for sight.

I am the divine beloved, worthy of being loved because I am love. He who loves me because of this will be blessed with unlimited sight and will see me as I am.

January? 1969,
HM p418,
also LA p686

All this that I have been through all along has been a preparation for the word - for just the one word. (Baba smiled.) Just imagine.

30 January 1969,
Meher Mouna Vani 10,
p18 (10 April 1969)


(Probably 1950s)

(About the Unhad-Nad, the limitless sound or word)

The emergence of this sound through what is called the Om-point, or its creative utterance, produced the worlds of mind, energy and matter...

It is continuous, and is the eternal root and continuous cause of all causes and effects. When I break my silence and speak, I will utter this word of words through my human mouth...

And because all forms and words are from this primal sound or original word, and are continuously connected with it and have their life from it, when it is uttered by me it will reverberate in all people and creatures, and all will know that I have broken my silence and have uttered that sound or word.

Aw 11:3 p2

The world is approaching a glorious dawn once again in its inevitable course of ups and downs.

Aw 17:1 p36

(Probably 1950s)

When I break my silence, the world will come to know who I am.

As a rule, in the past, it has been the lot of posterity to know who the Avatar was. But in this unique Avataric advent, the world will know who the Avatar is while Baba is yet on earth.

ST (inside front cover)

Again and again, God takes human form to suffer for his creation. I am that one. Like you, I also have a body and a mind and so on. I feel hunger, thirst, etc. But I also have the Universal body and the Universal mind, and therefore your individual suffering is nothing compared to my eternal universal suffering.

I have infinite knowledge. I do not have to use my mind in order to know - I just know. I use my infinite knowledge. But although I have infinite bliss and power, I do not make use of them. If I were to make use of the bliss that is at my beck and call, how could my suffering be suffering? And of what benefit would it be to mankind?

I also do not use my infinite power. If I were to use it, how would I remain helpless? I remain infinitely helpless because while having infinite power at my command, I do not use it. I shall use it only when I break my silence to give a universal spiritual awakening. And when I drop this body, I shall use my bliss for 700 years till my next advent.

Mu p574-575

I am not limited by this form. I use it like a garment to make myself visible to you, and I communicate with you through words best fitted to your understanding. If I used the language of my own consciousness, you would not know what I was talking about.

Don't try to understand me. My depth is unfathomable. Just love me. I eternally enjoy the Christ state of consciousness, and when I speak I shall manifest my true self. Besides giving a general spiritual push to the whole world, I shall lead all those who come to me towards light and truth.

Mu p596

I am so infinite that I myself cannot fathom my own infinity. My shadow, the creation, is also so infinite that once I tried to see with my Gross eyes all that had come out of me, but I failed.

Scientists will soon discover a little of what I say. There are 18,000 worlds that are inhabited by human beings. In some the people are extremely intelligent, in others less, and in still others still less. None of them who live in these worlds have any experience of the Subtle world. People from those worlds must be born on this earth to experience the Subtle and Mental worlds.

This is an Avataric age, and a special Avataric age, as I am observing silence. Science and anti-God elements will reach their zenith... before I break my silence. So my manifestation will also be the greatest. Breaking my silence will be as forceful as hundreds of thousands of atom bombs exploding.

Science is practically heading to its zenith today because of the very intelligent souls of the other worlds coming down here (to this our earth). Our population is increasing by leaps and bounds for the same reason, that souls are migrating from other worlds as they want a human body on this earth in this Avataric age. Remember one thing: all is illusion. Only God is real, and I am God in human form.

Mu p575

When I break my silence, the hearts of all those who have come in contact with me will be ignited with love.

Mu p596

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