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infinite Consciousness plays the role of the Avatar in Divine Incarnation. The Infinite Unconscious finds its expression through an evolution which seeks to develop full consciousness through the process of time. In human form full consciousness strives to have self-knowledge and realization. This is attained after many, many reincarnations and through innumerable experiences. When man has reached perfection he is Man-God, while the Avatar is God-Man.

 

When the Avatar says "I am God," it seems to frighten many, especially the people of the Western world. Some of the religious leaders expound the theory of separateness instead of oneness with God, as if God were far, far away. Yet in their teachings it is stated that “God is Love" and the heart is the seat of Divine Love, and realizing that, then to love is godly. The greatest Law of God is Love. The greatest gift of God to Man is Love; the highest offering to God is to love Him.

 

Every person should truly live up to the highest precepts of his own religion—the religion into which he was born. Master Nanak said: "There is nothing higher than Truth but true living." Love God in your heart― that is where God is found.

 

The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names and at different times. His appearance coincides with the spiritual renaissance of man. The Avatar's manifestation is determined by the need of each cycle of time. Baba said his reappearance will be 700 years hence.

 

This is the seventh great cycle of the 11th age. The change of this great dispensation, which is known to the occultists and spiritually advanced souls, is from the Piscean Age into the Aquarian Age. God's manifestation in human body at this present period is very auspicious in these great and most interesting days of rapid change. The concept of God as an Avatar manifesting Himself on earth at any critical period of its history, whenever there is chaos in the world order, is to re-establish the duty of man in relation to His God―that is, to reinstall the spirit of Love in our hearts—the Christos—the Christ. He is the giver of the Divine Law during the many recurrences of the Divine Phenomenon in the past cycles of the Avatar. His Godhood gives a universal push and of course the result is universal, not only for humanity alone; everything in the whole of creation reaps the benefit of this universal push.

 

Who is Meher Baba? What does He do?

 

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