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no garlanding, no embracing, no photos. The main thing I give today is my Universal Message, which I want you to listen to carefully and take in with all your heart." When the bhajans began Baba took both the garlands from beside him and garlanded himself.

 

Before the Message was read out, Baba had Dr. Donkin recite the Parvardigar Prayer in English, followed by translations in Telegu, Hindi and Marathi, etc. Baba asked the group to forget everything during its recitation except the words and BABA. After the Prayer of Repentance, Baba said that as the Ancient One He had the divine authority to forgive anyone anything . . . Then came the moment when his timeless Universal Message was read out by Eruch, followed by Baba's last discourse: "God Alone Is." When someone asked if the Message could be given out to all, irrespective of whether they knew and loved Baba or not, Baba said yes. It was universal, and was for all. At a quarter to 11, Baba declared it was 11 o'clock “Baba time," and left for Meherazad.

 

 

Meher Baba's Universal Message

 

I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand therefore that I lay down no precepts.

 

Throughout eternity I have laid down principles and precepts, but mankind has ignored them. Man's inability to live God's words makes the Avatar's teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion He taught, man has waged crusades in His name. Instead of living the humility, purity and truth of His words, man has given way to hatred, greed and violence.

 

Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form I observe silence. You have asked for and been given enough words—it is now time to live them. To get nearer and nearer to God you have to get further and further away from "I," "my”, “me " and "mine.' You have not to renounce anything but your own self. It is as simple as that, though found to be almost impossible. It is possible for you to renounce your limited self by my grace. I have come to release that grace.

 

I repeat, I lay down no precepts. When I release the tide of Truth which I have come to give, men's daily lives will be the living precept. The words I have not spoken will come to life in them.

 

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