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The Great Task Before Baba Lovers

by Meher Baba

 

Avatar Meher Baba's circular letter to all His lovers who showed great concern over dropping of His body as stated by Him in His Final Declaration, made at  Meherabad on 30th September, 1954, was translated from the Hindi of Bhau Kalchuri by Dr. Deshmukh.

 

 

Satara, Bombay State, 8th October, 1954

 

Dear lovers,

 

After Avatar Meher Baba returned to Satara from Meherabad, there was a heavy rush of letters and telegrams here till the 7th of October, and all of them were given replies of assurances yesterday evening.

 

Yesterday, at 7 p.m. Baba gave up the alphabet board and since that moment, doors through which external relations were maintained with Baba have also closed. Your letters, filled to the brim with deep love, were received in the right time and were read out to Baba. In reply to them all, Baba said:

 

"There is no reason at all for any of you to worry. Baba was, Baba is, and Baba will also be eternally existent. Severance of external relations does not mean the termination of internal links. It was only for establishing the internal connection external contacts had been maintained till now. The time has now come for being bound in the chain of internal connections. Hence, external contact is no longer necessary. It is possible to establish the internal link by obeying Baba's orders. I give you all My blessings for strengthening these internal links.

 

"I am always with you and I am not away from you. I was, am, and will also be eternally with you and it is for promoting this realization that I have severed external contact. This will enable all persons to realize Truth by being bound to each other with internal links.

 

"Oh My lovers! I love you all. It is only because of My love for My creation that I have descended on earth. Let not your hearts be torn asunder by My declarations concerning the dropping of My body. On the contrary, accept My Divine Will cheerfully. You can never escape from Me. Even if you try to escape from Me, it is not possible to get rid of Me. Therefore, have courage and be brave.

 

"If you thus lose your hearts, how will it be possible for you to fulfill the great tasks which I have entrusted to you? Be brave and spread My 'Message of Love' far and wide to all quarters, in order to fulfill My Divine Will. Let the words "Baba - Baba" — come forth from every nook and corner of the world and from the mouth of every child, and let their ignorance be reduced to ashes by the burning flame of My Love. Come together in order to fulfill My Will by taking your stand on Truth, Love, and Honesty, and be worthy of participating in My task.

 

"I give you all My blessings for spreading My Message of Love – MEHER BABA."

 

© 1985 by the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust

 

A Note From the Editor: This issue, our Volume Twenty-One Number Two, is late and I apologize. Personal health reasons have delayed the work since I "do it all". I also would like to say, unless The Awakener gains more subscribers soon, it definitely will cease. I do appreciate your continuing enthusiasm and support, but it is impractical to continue to publish for a miniscule audience.

 

In His Love,
Filis Frederick

 

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