GOD SPEAKS BY MEHER BABA PDF

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Beginning on July 10, , he observed silence for the last 44 years of his life, communicating with his disciples at first through an alphabet board but increasingly with gestures. That identity, Meher Baba said, was as the avatar of his age, interpreting that term to mean the periodic incarnation of God in human form. In pursuit of consciousness , evolution of forms occurs in seven stages: stone or metal, vegetable, worm, fish, bird, animal, and human.

Every individualized soul must experience all those forms in order to gain full consciousness. Once consciousness is attained, the burden of impressions accumulated in those forms prevents the soul from realizing its identity with God. Meher Baba saw his work as awakening the world through love to a new consciousness of the oneness of all life.

To that end he lived a life of love and service, which included extensive work with the poor, the physically and mentally ill, and many others, including such tasks as feeding the poor, cleaning the latrines of Dalits untouchables , and bathing lepers. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Subscribe today These outward activities Meher Baba saw as indications of the inner transformation of consciousness that he came to give the world.

He established and later dismantled many institutions of service, which he compared to scaffolding temporarily erected to construct a building that really was within the human heart. From the mids Meher Baba was in seclusion, and during that period several users of recreational drugs in the United States sought him out in a quest for spiritual truth. Through them his admonitions against the nonmedical use of psychedelic and other drugs came to the attention of the news media in the United States and other Western countries.

Meher Baba never sought to form a sect or proclaim a dogma. He attracted and welcomed followers of many faiths and every social class with a message emphasizing love and compassion, the elimination of the selfish ego , and the potential of realizing God within themselves. Although his equation of the several manifestations of God was syncretic, he won many followers from sects and denominations that repudiated syncretism, and he encouraged those followers to be strong in their original faiths.

After his death his followers heeded his wish that they not form an organization, but they continued to gather informally and often to discuss and read his works and express through music, poetry, dance, or drama their reflections on his life.

His tomb at Meherabad, near Ahmednagar , has become a place of pilgrimage for his followers throughout the world. His books include Discourses —43; 5 vol.

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Beginning on July 10, , he observed silence for the last 44 years of his life, communicating with his disciples at first through an alphabet board but increasingly with gestures. That identity, Meher Baba said, was as the avatar of his age, interpreting that term to mean the periodic incarnation of God in human form. In pursuit of consciousness , evolution of forms occurs in seven stages: stone or metal, vegetable, worm, fish, bird, animal, and human. Every individualized soul must experience all those forms in order to gain full consciousness. Once consciousness is attained, the burden of impressions accumulated in those forms prevents the soul from realizing its identity with God. Meher Baba saw his work as awakening the world through love to a new consciousness of the oneness of all life.

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Meher Baba

He was the second son of Sheriar Irani, a Persian Zoroastrian who had spent years wandering in search of spiritual experience before settling in Poona now Pune , and Shireen Irani. Fluent in several languages, he was especially fond of the poetry of Hafez , Shakespeare , and Shelley. His early followers gave him the name Meher Baba Compassionate Father. There, Baba commenced his practice of demanding strict discipline and obedience from his disciples. During the s, Meher Baba opened a school, hospital and dispensary at Meherabad, all three free and open to all castes and faiths. He now communicated by use of chalk and slate, then by an alphabet board, and later via self-styled hand gestures. It was during this period that he established contact with his first close group of Western disciples.

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God Speaks

Kenneth Lux, Ph. All other books by Meher Baba, such as the Discourses and Listen Humanity, are not written as books, as God Speaks is, but are collections of essays and messages. In his book Mastery of Consciousness, Allan Y. Cohen, Ph. Cohen summarizes, "In elaborate detail he explains the universe is an arena where infinite existence, identifying with the apparently limited soul, becomes more and more conscious of its oneness with itself as the Over-Soul. Latent in this Infinite state is the undifferentiated and unmanifested Everything. Synopsizing this concept in God Speaks biographer Charles Purdom writes, "In the beginningless beginning, in the beyond the beyond, God Is in absolute sound sleep.

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