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The birth of Meher Baba is not an event born out of circumstances. It is not a destiny either, formed out of the accumulated effect of human thought and activity. It is the Will of the Divine, stormed in the motionless unconsciousness of God in the beyond-beyond state. Manifesting itself in the beyond state of all Knowledge, Power and Bliss it further gorges out into a channel of attributes, of mind and energy that finally assumes a human form.

 

The Avatar is fully human conscious and has besides, a Universal Mind and a Universal Body. In fact, He lives in every thing and in every being and yet is simultaneously beyond every thing and every being.

 

This is the Birthday of that Perfection Personified Being whose every thought, every sight, every act and every touch is a blessing of incalculable magnitude. For the uplift of those who love Him and also for those who knowingly or unknowingly keep away from Him, He stands on His own status of His infinite love for humanity as the living embodiment of Truth.

 

What thinking clouds the mind of man!
What craving sweeps the heart of man!
What motive drives the act of man!
No love exists between man and man!

 

This is what we see today as the existing state of affairs in the world. Man's mind is allowed to run fast recklessly, clouded with the thoughts of self-interest, sweeping the heart with craving for power and possession and driving the act to the material fulfillment of such a craving.

 

Amidst the present set-up of life, thoughts and things move at a breakneck speed in almost all fields of activity—science, education, technology, politics, space travel, manufacture of weapons and atheism. This supersonic speeding cannot be checked. The inherent urge in man to become perfect speeds him on and on in a ceaseless effort to reach something which he hopes to find as perfect. The perfection he seeks and chases is only with the intellect, by the intellect and for the intellect. The intellect alone acts as a guiding star to the mind.

 

Exclusive development of the mind unaided by heart creates a conflict between man and man, sometimes of an insurmountable magnitude. It Is one-sided and proves ungratifying to the inner nature of man. Man flourishes on the outer fringe of his life and remains miserably poor in the vast domain of inner experience.

 

 

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