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The Eternal Birthday Message

“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.”

(6 January 1969)

News: Webcast of Baba’s 124th Birthday celebrations, Hyderabad

Webcast of Beloved Baba’s birthday celebrations at Hyderabad:

Date: 25 Feb 2018

Avatar Meher Baba Hyderabad Jubilee Hills Center:

Morning: 4:45 AM to 7 AM and 8:30 AM to 1 PM.

Link: www.meherchannel.com

 

Avatar Meher Baba Hyderabad [Koti] center:

Evening: 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (Main program). 

Morning: 4:45 AM to 7:00 AM

Link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ambhyd-test

or

www.meherchannel.com

or

www.ustre.am/1jnpQ

 

 

In Avataric periods, God mingles with each and everything that is in creation

Baba discousing with lovers 1954

It is very difficult to grasp the entire meaning of the word ‘Avatar.’ For mankind, it is easy and simple to declare that the Avatar is God, and that it means that God becomes man. But this is not all that the word ‘Avatar’ means or conveys.

It would be more appropriate to say that the Avatar is God, and that God becomes man for all mankind, and simultaneously God also becomes a sparrow for all sparrows in creation, an ant for all ants in creation, a pig for all pigs in creation, a particle of dust for all dusts in creation, etc., for each and everything that is in creation.

When the five Sadgurus effect the presentation of the divinity of God into illusion, this divinity pervades the illusion in effect, and presents itself in innumerable varieties of forms, Gross, Subtle and Mental. Consequently, in Avataric periods, God mingles with mankind as man, and with the world of ants as an ant, etc.

But the man of the world cannot perceive this, and hence simply says that God has become man, and remains satisfied with this understanding in his own world of mankind.

-God Speaks, p 268

The Advent Of the Avatar

The Sadguru is Man-God (i.e., man becoming God) and had to pass through the process of evolution and involution, whereas the Avatar is God-Man; that is, God directly becomes man without passing through the process of evolution and involution.

The five Sadgurus (Qutubs, Perfect Masters) effect the advent of the Avatar (Rasool, Christ, Buddha) on earth and therefore the advent of the first Avatar on earth was not possible without there first being the five Sadgurus to effect that coming. Consequently in the beginning the five Perfect Masters became realized first and there took place the first advent of the Avatar on earth.

Whether there have been twenty-six Avatars since Adam, or one lakh and twenty-four thousands of Prophets as is sometimes claimed, or whether Jesus Christ was the last and only Messiah or Muhammad the last Prophet is all immaterial and insignificant when eternity and Reality are under consideration. It matters very little to dispute whether there have been ten or twenty-six or a million Avatars.

The truth is that the Avatar is always one and the same, and that the five Sadgurus bring about the advent of the Avatar on earth. This has been going on cycle after cycle, and millions of such cycles must have passed by and will continue to pass by without affecting eternity in the least.

GOD SPEAKS, p. 249 (Meher Mownavani Publications)

NEWS: Invitation for the 124th Birthday of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba Celebrations at Hyderabad

Invite All to Attend the Birthday Celebrations of Beloved Avatar Meher Baba in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad

25-27 February 2018

His Avataric Advent – To give love, to awaken mankind

“What is your purpose, sir, or what is your work in the world?” asked Donald Smith.

“To give my love, to awaken mankind, to make them know that everything is a delusion and God is the only Reality. One who can love God can attain to that Reality. All are one, but no one knows that Oneness. God is within you. But there is a veil and you yourself are the veil between you and God. God is within me. I have taken this form to unveil all human beings so that they can realize that God is within their own selves. Only God resides in all, and I have come to lift that veil and awaken mankind to know that there is only one Reality, and all else is illusion.”

-www.lordmeher.org, p4099
August 1956; Sydney

This is part of the interview. Audio recording of the full interview of 1956 can be heard at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVZAOoTXHUk&feature=youtu.be

“I am equally approachable by all”

I am Infinite Consciousness, inter-penetrating and transcending all states of limited consciousness. The most primal and the most final categories of consciousness—say a stone or a saint—are equidistant from me, so I am equally approachable by all. I am the Way.

-The Everything and the Nothing, p70

 

Sanskaras (4/4)– The wiped-out state

Returning to the first point, I will give you two examples: of good overlapping the bad, of bad overlapping the good, and how both disappear. A dish is dirty. You take soap and water and overlap the dirt with soap; then in washing it — both disappear. Here the water is you. You are always present in the process of overlapping. The Indian way of cleaning a dish full of grease is with mud. Without water it will come clean. Both grease and mud disappear. In the overlapping of opposites — mud is the most greaseless thing, therefore opposite. The object is for both to disappear and attain a clean dish.

When good sanskaras overlap the bad, and bad sanskaras overlap the good, then both disappear and your mind is a clean slate with nothing written on it. All is wiped off.

Nothing is ever written on you — but on your mind. You, the soul, remain untarnished. Good and bad, everything is written on your mind. When the impressions go, then all is wiped out. Mind sees the soul — this is illumination. When good and bad are written off the mind, mind sees the soul. Mind then tries to become one with the soul — this is Realization.

Mind seeing the soul means you seeing God. But mind does not become you, you being God; mind must merge in the soul. When mind merges in soul, then you are God-realized.

-www.lordmeher.org, p1890
December 1937; Nasik

Sanskaras (3/4)– How to be free from prarabdha sanskaras

To be free from prarabdha sanskaras,

– either the good sanskaras must overlap the bad sanskaras,

– the individual ego must be annihilated by service, or

-the limited self must merge in love.

 

Good sanskaras and bad sanskaras are impressions and both bind. Due to the evolutionary process, the soul gathers all sanskaras throughout, up to the human form — “animal sanskaras,” as they are called. Therefore in human form, where the soul is fully conscious, the bad sanskaras already overlap the good ones. If now the good sanskaras were to overlap the bad ones, what would happen is that both would disappear. Like the dream example I once gave.

Suppose you see yourself in a dream in which you enjoy becoming a queen, and it continues for a long time. If all of a sudden, you see a dream of a snake attacking you, you wake up — both the good and bad dreams disappear. Here it was good at first — of enjoying becoming a queen, and then the bad — of a snake attacking you. This is bad overlapping good. Both disappear on waking; so either the bad must overlap the good, or the good overlap the bad. But if already the soul has gathered impressions of greed, of anger, of lust — now they must be overlapped by their opposites — generosity, love, peace.

In the second instance, of service: when you think not of yourself, but of others, the thought about your own ego is replaced by thinking of others and gradually you forget yourself in serving others.

In the third instance, love: when the lover loves the Beloved to the extent of losing the self in the Beloved, then only the Beloved remains.

So, naturally impressions then disappear.

It is so easy to do bad and so difficult to do good. Why? Because bad is already there.

-www.lordmeher.org, p1890
December 1937; Nasik

Sanskaras (2/4) – Prarabdha, Yogayoga and Vidnyani sanskaras

Sanskaras in general are called Prarabdha sanskaras. Prarabdha literally means of destiny. These are applied to the whole universe in evolution from the state of a minute atom to the state of God-realization. Prarabdha sanskaras are those that help the soul [gain consciousness in order to] go through evolution — from the very beginning to the very end — to attain unity.

The prarabdha impressions which govern the whole universe of duality are of greed and its opposite; of anger and its opposite; of all bad and of all good thoughts, words and deeds. Good sanskaras, bad sanskaras — both are prarabdha.

For the Realized soul who does not return to normal consciousness, there are no sanskaras. But the soul who, after God-realization, returns to normal consciousness automatically gets a Universal mind and, to be able to work through duality, gets superfluous unbinding sanskaras that are called yogayoga sanskaras. The literal meaning of yogayoga is automatic. Very few perfected souls have these yogayoga sanskaras because very few of the God-realized return to normal consciousness — to phenomenal consciousness.

Now, the Avatar, being one always and having his circle of 120 always — the same each time — this Avatar gives to his circle the vidnyani sanskaras. Vidnyani literally means the threshold to unity. The Avatar, when taking form for himself and the circle, gives himself and the circle the vidnyani sanskaras beforehand [before birth]. It is similar to a veil being drawn, and exactly at the time appointed by himself, the Avatar experiences his original divinity and then works with the vidnyani sanskaras.

The circle, until they are Realized, are under this veil of vidnyani sanskaras, having all the ordinary signs of the ordinary sanskaras of duality. When the time comes, the Avatar gives the circle Realization. However, until then the vidnyani sanskaras, though they remain with the person, are only an instrument for Universal work, just as his have been.

Much of Christ’s teaching in the New Testament is symbolic, if rightly understood. Christ talked of evolution, impressions, reincarnation, exactly as in Vedanta.

-www.lordmeher.org, p1890
December 1937; Nasik