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Meher Baba

Data de nascimento: 25. Fevereiro 1894
Data de falecimento: 31. Janeiro 1969

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Meher Baba com o nome de Merwan Sheriar Irani foi um guru persa, educado na St. Vincent's High School, na Índia. Durante sua formação,não demonstrou inclinação para os assuntos espirituais. Quando tinha 19 anos, entrou em contato com uma mestra sufi chamada Hazrat Babajan. Esta mestra sufi lhe deu um beijo no rosto. Este fato marcou o início de sua ascendência espiritual. Ele recebeu ajuda de cinco mestres espirituais, os chamados Mestres Perfeitos, incluindo Shirdi Baba e Upasni Maharaj, que foi quem lhe revelou sua identidade espiritual como O ancestral, em 1921.

Baba viveu e viajou na companhia de discípulos , tanto homens quanto mulheres, de quem se exigia absoluta obediência. Todos assumiram uma vida de absoluta simplicidade - a grosso modo, algo no estilo franciscano. A partir de 1925 até sua morte, Baba se calou totalmente, se comunicando apenas por escritos, gestos e uma tábua que continha as letras do alfabeto. Este mestre espiritual praticava jejum, ficava recluso e fazia trabalho para ajudar pobres, além de dar banho em leprosos e fazer um importante trabalho com os masts em clinicas psiquiátricas e com crianças em escolas criadas por ele. Os masts eram indivíduos que tinham se desenvolvido espiritualmente acima da média da população, mas que, por algum motivo desconhecido, perdiam o contato com o mundo, sendo muitas vezes confundidos com "desajustados". Proferiu diversos discursos, que foram coletados por seus seguidores.

Em 1931, Baba fez sua primeira viagem ao mundo ocidental - algo que veio a se repetir por várias vezes. Durante estas viagens, mandalis ocidentais se juntaram a ele. No dia 10 de fevereiro de 1954, Baba se autodeclarou Avatar .

Exerceu forte influência sobre Pete Townshend, guitarrista, compositor e líder da banda de rock britânica The Who, tendo sido citado em canções e homenageado com um álbum completo.

A trajetória do líder espiritual tomou novos rumos a partir de dois acidentes automobilísticos. Eles ocorreram em 1952, nos Estados Unidos e em 1956, na Índia. Com estes acidentes, sua capacidade de caminhar ficou muito limitada e, após um ano, ficou completamente confinado a cadeira de rodas. Meher Baba morreu em janeiro de 1969. Seu túmulo em Meherabad é considerado local sagrado ainda hoje e se tornou um local de peregrinação.

Citações Meher Baba

„The Avatar does not as a rule interfere with the working out of human destinies. He will do so only in times of grave necessity — when He deems it absolutely necessary from His all — encompassing point of view.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: The Avatar does not as a rule interfere with the working out of human destinies. He will do so only in times of grave necessity — when He deems it absolutely necessary from His all — encompassing point of view. For a single alteration in the planned and imprinted pattern in which each line and dot is interdependent, means a shaking up and a re-linking of an unending chain of possibilities and events. 63 : The Working of the Avatar, p. 107.

„I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand therefore that I lay down no precepts.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand therefore that I lay down no precepts. Throughout eternity I have laid down principles and precepts, but mankind has ignored them. Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion He taught, man has waged crusades in His name. Instead of living the humility, purity and truth of his words, man has given way to hatred, greed and violence. Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form I observe Silence. You have asked for and been given enough words — it is now time to live them.

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„Do not propagate what you do not feel. What your heart says and your conscience dictates about me, pour out without hesitation.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: The time is very near for the breaking of my silence and then, within a short period all will happen — my humiliation, my glorification, my manifestation, and the dropping of my body. All this will happen soon and within a short period. So, from this moment love me more and more. Do not propagate what you do not feel. What your heart says and your conscience dictates about me, pour out without hesitation. Be unmindful of whether you are ridiculed or accepted in pouring out your heart for me, or against me, to others. If you take "Baba" as "God-Incarnate," say so; do not hesitate. If you think "Baba" is "the devil," say it; do not be afraid. I am everything that you take me to be, and I am also beyond everything. If your conscience says that "Baba" is the Avatar, say it even if you are stoned for it. But if you feel he is not, then say that you feel "Baba" is not the Avatar. Of myself I say again and again, I am the Ancient One — the Highest of the High. If you had even the tiniest glimpse of my Divinity, all doubts would vanish and love — Real Love — would be established. Illusion has such a tight grip on you that you forget Reality. Your life is a Shadow. The only Reality is Existence Eternal — which is GOD.

„When a person tells others “Be good”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that he is good and they are not.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: When a person tells others “Be good”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that he is good and they are not. When he says “Be brave, honest and pure”, he conveys to his hearers the feeling that the speaker himself is all that, while they are cowards, dishonest and unclean. To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones, we love God. If, instead of seeing faults in others we look within ourselves we are loving God. "How to Love God" (12 September 1954) http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/lovegod.html <!-- Also in The Path of Love (1986) -->

„Difficulties give us the opportunity to prove our greatness by overcoming them.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: It is better to deny God, than to defy God. Sometimes our weakness is considered strength, and we take delight in borrowed greatness. To profess to be a lover of God and then to be dishonest to God, to the world and to himself, is unparalleled hypocrisy. Difficulties give us the opportunity to prove our greatness by overcoming them. Message dictated to Sanjeeva Reddy at Guruprasad (6 June 1960), as quoted in The God-Man : The Life, Journeys and Work of Meher Baba with an Interpretation of His Silence and Spiritual Teaching (1964) by Charles Benjamin Purdom, p. 353 <!-- also quoted in The Silent Master : Meher Baba, Avatar of the Age (1987), by Irwin Luck, p. 15 -->

„This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: This whole universe, with all its vastness, grandeur and beauty, is nothing but sheer imagination. In spite of so many discoveries, researches and scientific knowledge, the creation remains a great unsolved riddle. Message in Bombay (October 1922), p. 431.

„I tell you all, with my Divine Authority, that you and I are not “WE,” but “ONE.”“

—  Meher Baba
Context: I tell you all, with my Divine Authority, that you and I are not “WE,” but “ONE.” You unconsciously feel my Avatarhood within you; I consciously feel in you what each of you feel. Thus every one of us is Avatar, in the sense that everyone and everything is everyone and everything, at the same time, and for all time. There is nothing but God. He is the only Reality, and we all are one in the indivisible Oneness of this absolute Reality. When the One who has realized God says, “I am God. You are God, and we are all one,” and also awakens this feeling of Oneness in his illusion-bound selves, then the question of the lowly and the great, the poor and the rich, the humble and the modest, the good and the bad, simply vanishes. It is his false awareness of duality that misleads man into making illusory distinctions and filing them into separate categories.

„One of the most difficult things to learn is to render service without bossing, without making a fuss about it, and without any consciousness of high and low.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: One of the most difficult things to learn is to render service without bossing, without making a fuss about it, and without any consciousness of high and low. In the world of spirituality, humility counts at least as much as utility. Discourses (1967), p. 364.

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„The greatest greatness and the greatest humility go hand in hand naturally and without effort.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: Better the absence of greatness than the establishing of a false greatness by assumed humility. Not only do these efforts at humility on man's part not express strength, they are, on the contrary, expressions of modesty born of weakness, which springs from a lack of knowledge of the truth of Reality. Beware of modesty. Modesty, under the cloak of humility, invariably leads one into the clutches of self-deception. Modesty breeds egoism, and man eventually succumbs to pride through assumed humility. The greatest greatness and the greatest humility go hand in hand naturally and without effort.

„You are to bring my message to those ensnared in the drug-net of illusion that they should abstain, that the drugs will bring more harm than good.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: You are to bring my message to those ensnared in the drug-net of illusion that they should abstain, that the drugs will bring more harm than good. I send my love to them. To Robert Dreyfuss in 1964, p. 6403.

„There is no greater romance in life than this adventure in realization.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: Life becomes meaningful and all activities are purposeful only on the basis of faith in the enduring reality. … The greatest romance possible in life is to discover this Eternal Reality in the midst of infinite change. Once, one has experienced this, one sees oneself in everything that lives, one recognises all of life as his life, everybody's interests as his own. One is no longer bound by habits of the past, no longer swayed by the hopes of the future — One lives in and enjoys each present moment to the full. There is no greater romance in life than this adventure in realization. Message at Pickfair, Beverly Hills, California (1 June 1932), as quoted in Life Is A Jest (1974) edited by A. K. Hajra <!-- or 6 January? 1932 Me p100-101 -->

„I am everything that you take me to be, and I am also beyond everything.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: The time is very near for the breaking of my silence and then, within a short period all will happen — my humiliation, my glorification, my manifestation, and the dropping of my body. All this will happen soon and within a short period. So, from this moment love me more and more. Do not propagate what you do not feel. What your heart says and your conscience dictates about me, pour out without hesitation. Be unmindful of whether you are ridiculed or accepted in pouring out your heart for me, or against me, to others. If you take "Baba" as "God-Incarnate," say so; do not hesitate. If you think "Baba" is "the devil," say it; do not be afraid. I am everything that you take me to be, and I am also beyond everything. If your conscience says that "Baba" is the Avatar, say it even if you are stoned for it. But if you feel he is not, then say that you feel "Baba" is not the Avatar. Of myself I say again and again, I am the Ancient One — the Highest of the High. If you had even the tiniest glimpse of my Divinity, all doubts would vanish and love — Real Love — would be established. Illusion has such a tight grip on you that you forget Reality. Your life is a Shadow. The only Reality is Existence Eternal — which is GOD.

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„You have asked for and been given enough words — it is now time to live them.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: I have come not to teach but to awaken. Understand therefore that I lay down no precepts. Throughout eternity I have laid down principles and precepts, but mankind has ignored them. Man’s inability to live God’s words makes the Avatar’s teaching a mockery. Instead of practicing the compassion He taught, man has waged crusades in His name. Instead of living the humility, purity and truth of his words, man has given way to hatred, greed and violence. Because man has been deaf to the principles and precepts laid down by God in the past, in this present Avataric form I observe Silence. You have asked for and been given enough words — it is now time to live them.

„When we say he has created this illusion, we lower him and his infinity. He is beyond all this.
Only when we find him in ourselves, and even in our day to day life, do all doubts vanish.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: Who says God has created this world? We have created it by our own imagination. God is supreme, independent. When we say he has created this illusion, we lower him and his infinity. He is beyond all this. Only when we find him in ourselves, and even in our day to day life, do all doubts vanish. Message (23 March 1953) <!-- Dehra Dun

„The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names, at different times, in different parts of the world.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names, at different times, in different parts of the world. As his appearance always coincides with the spiritual birth of man, so the period immediately preceding his manifestation is always one in which humanity suffers from the pangs of the approaching birth. Statement of 1938, as quoted in Meher Baba On War : And Other Relevant Messages (1972); also Discourses (1987), p. 268<!-- 1938, India, MJ 1:1 p 4-7 -->

„I am never silent. I speak eternally.“

—  Meher Baba
Context: External silence helps to achieve inner Silence, and only in internal Silence is Baba found — in profound inner Silence. I am never silent. I speak eternally. The voice that is heard deep within the soul is My voice — the voice of inspiration, of intuition, of guidance. Through those who are receptive to this voice, I speak. "I Speak Eternally" http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/ispeak.html in Love Alone Prevails (1981) by Kitty Davy, p. 166, 179.

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