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Explanatory Notes on the Final Declaration

 

By Meher Baba

 

 

Given November 13, 1954, at Satara, India

 

 

The following explanatory notes given by Baba to His Mandali in India, conveyed through gestures, are to clarify certain points of His Final Declaration of September 30th, 1954. Baba states that this explanation will greatly ease the tension of His devotees who feel much worried or confused over His words in the Final Declaration.

 

Meher Baba had mentioned during the Meherabad Meeting His intended visit to Pandharpur, which would be His very last public appearance. Thus, although Baba has stopped using His alphabet board and has stopped giving darshan, He kept His promise to the saint Gadejai Maharaj and visited Pandharpur on November 6th, where tens of thousands of people were blessed by Baba's Presence.

 

The day following His visit to Pandharpur, Baba gave to His Mandali, through the use of gestures, the following explanation:

 

“It is really very difficult for any one to believe and understand what I say, because none can grasp the meaning underlying My words. It is natural even for My intimate Mandali not to understand My Final Declaration; but I want you to take everything that I said in Meherabad during the Meetings very seriously because all that I said was the truth, they were words of God, and all the things said must come to pass exactly in the manner described by Me.

 

“From the day I declared in Meherabad that there will be the destruction of three-fourths of the world, that a strange disease will attack My body, that I will suffer humiliation, that I will break My Silence, and speak One Word, the Word of Words, that there will be My Glorification, and that finally I will drop My body when I shall be stabbed in the back, My lovers and others have been unnecessarily confused, and they all have been trying to interpret My words in different ways.

 

"Everyone is free to interpret My words in any way they think and feel. But one thing I tell you, that whenever I say a thing I naturally use My own 'language,' and whatsoever 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

 

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