nature. It is the force of love that flows through every aspect of human life. It can bring about the solution of all differences and disputes, wherever they exist, no matter whether they are domestic or economical, political or personal. Baba is the embodiment of Love and has the power to evoke love in others at all levels of understanding and consciousness . . . It is the touchstone of His Love that can change misery into joy, weakness into strength, darkness into light and disbelief into conviction.
“This is the evening of (His Birthday), but the morning of an additional year of our life of love and service to Baba. If we were to say we truly love Him, we have yet to find out whether our devotion to Him is above everything else. If we were to say we truly serve Him, we have yet to see whether our dedication is without reservation or any self-gain or name. Whatever it is, there is no gainsaying the fact that we are bound to His daaman by a knot of love; and so long as this knot goes on tightening our intimacy with the Beloved and integrating our effort towards fulfillment of a full and complete dedication, we are on the way to making ourselves fully worthy of His Infinite Love and Compassion.
“I hope, dear sisters and brothers, you will join me in prayer. May this troublesome year of 1962 and the 68th Birthday of Beloved Baba awaken the world to realization that the words of Shri Krishna, the Avatar, are proving true. The Avatar is born. He is right here amongst us. His living presence is the only solution of the present misery and unrest of the world.
“Let not those of the world, prime movers of intellect and action, keep themselves closed in their self-righteousness and power, unheeding the Call of Meher Baba to find themselves, at the direct moment of crisis, persons of lost opportunity."
“India is known for saints from all kinds of peoples, religions and communities. You have heard the names of Hazrat Babajan, Tajuddin, Upasni Maharaj, Narayan Maharaj, Sai Baba, and now you are hearing the name of Meher Baba. It is the upliftment of humanity which is their foremost aim, and it is after appraising the state in which humanity is, that they try to make humanity better by their work. They are not here to seek any worldly goods. They are not here for any personal gains. They do not desire anything. All they desire is that you should love them, you should recognize their spiritual force and be the better for it.