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Meherwan crossed the planes of intuition, inspiration, insight, emotion and illumination and reached the highest spiritual perfection in God-Realization. He was conscious of the Ancient One in Him. He took enlightened silence in 1925, for the spoken words of previous prophets had no effect upon the life of progressive humanity. Leather-bound scriptures are in pockets and not in hearts of love. He took to hard and lonely resorts, suffering for humanity. He endured scandals, vituperations and trials; he bore with equal mind heat and cold, praise and scorn, summer and winter, fame and blame, and He loved even bold critics. His life is a terrible sacrifice at the altar of love. He extinguished the lower self in the flames of the higher self and became distinguished as the embodiment of universal love.

 

Baba is not in Ahmednagar, or Meherabad; He is not in the body. This form He puts on for our sake. Fatal accidents have shattered the form; but the Formless persists in it with a sweet name so that it can work out from deep silence the evolution of humanity.

 

VI. The Saviour of Humanity

 

Avatar Meher Baba saw humanity in the east and west. He went round the world nine times and gave benefit of His blessings through direct contacts with mankind. He was touched by the problems and riddles of existence, and gave out His message of hope and redemption. Life is a zip-zag stream of ups and downs seeking freedom of conscience in the ocean of peace and bliss. Politics has rendered the world a cockpit of atomic vendetta. Religions have not united mankind. They have raised opposing camps even like politics. We want now the creative leadership of realized souls. The world needs social harmony, political balance economic well-being, moral stability, cultural synthesis by a synthesis of hearts in psychic love and spiritual dynamism. The world needs a spiritual socialism. The cosmic drama has its climax in the collective transformation of the human into its native divinity.

 

The bird of fire is caught in the cage of mental limitations and dualities. A master must open the cage and liberate it into the wider garden and higher heaven. Mere words cannot liberate man nor volumes of writing. Silent action can do more than eloquent words. Incentric masters alone can awaken and liberate this eccentric humanity.

 

Such a master is our beloved Babaji. He deals with human nature with the skill of a patient artist and gives a Pygmalion touch to the individuals

 

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