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to man, from man to God. He has said, "I have not come to teach, but to awaken;" yet, in His infinite compassion, He has paused to teach: to give us, an intellectual age, `almost all' the answers to the whys and wherefores of cosmic evolution that our intellects demand. This is primarily a book for the mind, in the sense that it requires deep thought and study, and does not appeal so directly to our emotional or devotional side as do Baba's short messages and exhortations to His followers. It is, in essence, a divine cosmology, a Map of the Evolving Universe, in which we all play a part, to help us find the quickest and shortest route home—to our Beloved God, Who Is found, on Realization, to be our very own Self.

 

As Baba's sister Mani so aptly says (in discussing His beautiful comparison of evolving consciousness with a man awaking from deep sleep ), "Even Baba, in His own previous Avataric incarnations, has not presented spiritual Truths as lucidly and vividly as He does in His present Avatarhood ... " Perhaps He is manifesting more fully in this `cycle of cycles;' perhaps, in response to our wider consciousness, He can give more fully. Either way, it is the magnetic, reciprocal heart-action between two parts of the Divine Theme—man and God-man. Let us then, open our hearts as fully to these uniquely dictated Truths as we each individually dare and are able, in order some day, not merely to hold them in­tellectually, but to let them infloresce, with the Divine Aid, into the Flower of Realization.

 

"When you hear the Words of Sages, do not say they are wrong; The fault lies with you, you have yet to rise to those heights."

—HAFIZ.

GOD TO MAN AND MAN TO GOD:

The Discourses of Meher Baba.

With an Introduction by C. B. Purdom. Victor Gollancz, Ltd. 18/-$2.50

 

In 1931, Charles Purdom, editor of "Everyman, " the English periodical, had been writing a series of articles on the tragic lack of living examples of the good and noble life. "We want exhibited as a reality the life that we are deeply conscious ours ought to be . . . We want the evidence of knowledge put into practice." Before the year was over, he was able to write, "Quite unexpectedly, and partly as a consequence of what I have already written, I have actually met a Teacher, and it is about him that I wish to write." He had recently met Meher Baba on the Master's first trip to the West, and later became one of the earliest

 

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