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All the fourteen members of the Avatar's Inner Circle realize God by the grace of the Avatar, during the same Avataric period, which is of one hundred years' duration after the Manifestation of the Avatar on earth.

 

Regarding the Outer Circles of the Avatar, none of the 108 persons in the nine circles holds any office similar to that held by those of the Inner Circle; and all of these 108 persons attain God-realization by the grace of the Avatar, but not necessarily during the Avataric period.

 

These 108 persons of the Outer Circle have their respective places in the nine Circles in accordance with their past connections with the members of the Circle ahead of them. For example, the members of the Second Circle of twelve persons, next to the Inner Circle, are grouped round the Avatar in accordance with their past connections with the members of the Inner Circle. Similarly, the twelve persons of the Third Circle, next to the Second Circle, are grouped round the Avatar in accordance with their past connections with the members of the Second Circle; and so on, with all the remaining seven Circles.

 

 

 

 

TAKE ME, 0 BELOVED

 

Take me 0 Beloved
   Into that Land of Light
Where Love creates the endless Day
   And there with Thee, Beloved
All life is as a song
   A strange and glorious harmony
To which we all belong.
 
-RUANO BOGISLAV

 

 

 

 

WHAT CAN I GIVE THEE

 

What can I give Thee, Baba, Lord
Lotus of gold from the sky,
The blood of my heart poured into song?
So little, so little, I cry.
What can I give Thee, Baba, Lord
Beloved, Highest of High,
My being dissolved in love for Thee?
So little, so little, I cry
 
—JEANNE ROBERT FOSTER

 

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