“In Avataric periods, God mingles with mankind as man, and with the world of ants as an ant, etc.”

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

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