- "For nearly twelve years no word has passed my lips. Yet I am never silent. I speak eternally. The voice that is heard deep within the soul is my voice . . . the voice of inspiration, of intuition, of guidance. Through those who are receptive to this voice, I speak.
"My outward silence is no spiritual exercise. Once a devotee asked a Perfect Master why He fasted. The Perfect Master replied, 'I am not an aspirant. I am Perfect. So I am not fasting to attain perfection. It is for others that I fast.'
"A spiritual aspirant cannot act like One who has attained to perfection, but One who is Perfect can, for the sake of others, act like an aspirant. One who has received a Master of Arts degree can write the alphabet on a board to teach children, but it does not mean he is no longer a Master of Arts. So my silence has been undertaken and maintained solely for the good of others."
- Question: "When will be the actual manifestation (of your silence)—what period?"
Baba's answer: "Twelve years after I speak. These twelve years of my silence were in preparation for it."
Q.: "What will be the effect of this manifestation?"
Q.: "At once or gradually?"
A.: "Gradually . . . like crops and rain. Rain falls spontaneously in showers, but crops take time to grow. So the fruits of my work will grow gradually during the twelve years of my manifestation."
Q.; "Will there be a war before you speak?"
A.: "Yes, unavoidably. But none will win, none will lose. Rather it will awaken a desire for a better and higher ideal of life. All the existing ideals of race, nationality, religion, etc., will be eradicated and destroyed, and the ideals of human brotherhood established."
—Interview on November 21, 1936
- "May God, whom the Muslims call Allah, whom the Zoroastrians call Ahuramazda, whom the Hindus call Ishwar Paramatman, and whom many others call by many other names—may He whose union the lovers seek in self-annihilation, whom the seers see as the only Reality, and whom the knowers know as their own real Self, may this Supreme Conscious Being, this conscious Soul of souls, who eternally manifests as Avatar and Perfect Masters—may He, through His all-merciful act, bestow on us His Grace, and may He solve our difficulties by the end of this year, and may He, according to Baba's circular of 1949, finish everything by the end of this year, to enable Baba to break His silence in the beginning of the next year, to speak the one and the last word of all-embracing Divinity."
—"The Great Seclusion," 1949