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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

„It is your false self that keeps you away from your true Self by every trick it knows.“

— Meher Baba
Context: Absolute honesty is essential in one's search for God (Truth). The subtleties of the Path are finer than a hair. The least hypocrisy becomes a wave that washes one off the Path. It is your false self that keeps you away from your true Self by every trick it knows. In the guise of honesty this self even deceives itself. For instance your self claims, I love Baba. The fact is, if you really loved Baba you would not be your false self making the self-asserting statement! 7 Absolute Honesty, p. 8.

„God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar.“

— Meher Baba
Context: When I say I am the Avatar, there are a few who feel happy, some who feel shocked, and many who hearing me claim this, would take me for a hypocrite, a fraud, a supreme egoist, or just mad. If I were to say every one of you is an Avatar, a few would be tickled, and many would consider it a blasphemy or a joke. The fact that God being One, Indivisible and equally in us all, we can be nought else but one, is too much for the duality-conscious mind to accept. Yet each of us is what the other is. I know I am the Avatar in every sense of the word, and that each one of you is an Avatar in one sense or the other. It is an unalterable and universally recognized fact since time immemorial that God knows everything, God does everything, and that nothing happens but by the Will of God. Therefore it is God who makes me say I am the Avatar, and that each one of you is an Avatar. Again, it is He Who is tickled through some, and through others is shocked. It is God Who acts, and God Who reacts. It is He Who scoffs, and He Who responds. He is the Creator, the Producer, the Actor and the Audience in His own Divine Play. "How to Love God" (12 September 1954).

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„When the bubble of ignorance bursts the self realizes its oneness with the indivisible Self.“

— Meher Baba
Context: When the bubble of ignorance bursts the self realizes its oneness with the indivisible Self. Words that proceed from the Source of Truth have real meaning. But when men speakthese words as their own, the words become meaningless. 65 : Ignorance Personified, p. 111.

„When my universal religion of love is on the verge of fading into insignificance, I come to breathe life into it, and to do away with the farce of dogmas that defile it in the name of religions, and stifle it with ceremonies and rituals.“

— Meher Baba
Context: When my universal religion of love is on the verge of fading into insignificance, I come to breathe life into it, and to do away with the farce of dogmas that defile it in the name of religions, and stifle it with ceremonies and rituals. The present universal confusion and unrest has filled the heart of man with greater lust for power and a greed for wealth and fame, bringing in its wake untold misery, hatred, jealousy, frustration and fear. Suffering in the world is at its height, in spite of all the striving to spread peace and prosperity to bring about lasting happiness.

„The experiences which drugs induce are as far removed from Reality as is a mirage, from water.“

— Meher Baba
Context: The experiences which drugs induce are as far removed from Reality as is a mirage, from water. No matter how much you pursue the mirage, you will never quench your thirst, and the search for Truth through drugs must end in disillusionment. As quoted in [http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/bulletin/bulletin_1967-01-01_1_page003.html "An analysis of the problems presented in the use of LSD" (1967) UNODC]

„All illusion comes and goes, but the soul remains unchanged.“

— Meher Baba
Context: All illusion comes and goes, but the soul remains unchanged. What is meant by God-realization is to actually experience this important thing — that the soul is eternal. Message at Nasik (December 1936) <!-- LA p. 157 -->

„God is eternally free. To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion.“

— Meher Baba
Context: God is eternally free. To realize God is to attain liberation from the bondage of illusion. The greater the strife and the more intensified the struggle to attain liberation, the more the shackles of illusion are felt, because this very action brings greater awareness of the illusion, which then becomes all the more impressive and realistic. All actions, whether good or bad, just or unjust, charitable or uncharitable, are responsible in making the bond of illusion firmer and tighter. The goal is to achieve perfect inaction, which does not mean merely inactivity. When the self is absent, one achieves inaction in one's every action. Message at Andhra (1954) <!-- MD p. 8 --> Vol. 12, p. 4328.

„Through those who are receptive to this voice, I speak.“

— 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. [http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/ispeak.html "I Speak Eternally"] in Love Alone Prevails (1981) by Kitty Davy, p. 166, 179.

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„If, instead of seeing faults in others we look within ourselves we are loving God.“

— 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. [http://www.avatarmeherbaba.org/erics/lovegod.html "How to Love God" (12 September 1954)] <!-- Also in The Path of Love (1986) -->

„The whole of evolution, in fact, is an evolution from unconscious divinity to conscious divinity, in which God Himself, essentially eternal and unchangeable, assumes an infinite variety of forms, enjoys an infinite variety of experiences and transcends an infinite variety of self-imposed limitations.“

— Meher Baba
Context: CONSCIOUSLY or unconsciously, every living creature seeks one thing. In the lower forms of life and in less advanced human beings, the quest is unconscious; in advanced human beings, it is conscious. The object of the quest is called by many names — happiness, peace, freedom, truth, love, perfection, Self-realisation, God-realisation, union with God. Essentially, it is a search for all of these, but in a special way. Everyone has moments of happiness, glimpses of truth, fleeting experiences of union with God; what they want is to make them permanent. They want to establish an abiding reality in the midst of constant change. It is a natural desire, based fundamentally on a memory, dim or clear as the individual’s evolution may be low or high, of his essential unity with God; for, every living thing is a partial manifestation of God, conditioned only by its lack of knowledge of its own true nature. The whole of evolution, in fact, is an evolution from unconscious divinity to conscious divinity, in which God Himself, essentially eternal and unchangeable, assumes an infinite variety of forms, enjoys an infinite variety of experiences and transcends an infinite variety of self-imposed limitations. Evolution from the standpoint of the Creator is a divine sport, in which the Unconditioned tests the infinitude of His absolute knowledge, power and bliss in the midst of all conditions. But evolution from the standpoint of the creature, with his limited knowledge, limited power, limited capacity for enjoying bliss, is an epic of alternating rest and struggle, joy and sorrow, love and hate, until, in the perfected man, God balances the pairs of opposites and transcends duality. Then creature and Creator recognise themselves as one; changelessness is established in the midst of change, eternity is experienced in the midst of time. God knows Himself as God, unchangeable in essence, infinite in manifestation, ever experiencing the supreme bliss of Self-realisation in continually fresh awareness of Himself by Himself. This realisation must and does take place only in the midst of life, for it is only in the midst of life that limitation can be experienced and transcended, and that subsequent freedom from limitation can be enjoyed. Ch. 1 : The Avatar, p. 11.

„Tell those who indulge in these drugs (LSD, marijuana, and other types) that it is harmful physically, mentally and spiritually, and that they should stop the taking of these drugs.“

— Meher Baba
Context: Tell those who indulge in these drugs (LSD, marijuana, and other types) that it is harmful physically, mentally and spiritually, and that they should stop the taking of these drugs. Your duty is to tell them, regardless of whether they accept what you say, or if they ridicule or humiliate you, to boldly and bravely face these things. To Robert Dreyfuss in 1964, p. 6403.

„Better the absence of greatness than the establishing of a false greatness by assumed humility.“

— 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.

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„It matters very little to dispute whether there have been ten or twenty-six or a million Avatars.“

— Meher Baba
Context: Whether there have been 26 Avatars since Adam, or 124,000 Prophets, as is sometimes claimed, or whether Jesus Christ was the last and only Messiah, or Muhammad the last Prophet, is all immaterial and insignificant when eternity and reality are under consideration. It matters very little to dispute whether there have been ten or twenty-six or a million Avatars. The truth is that the Avatar is always one and the same, and that the five Sadgurus bring about the advent of the Avatar on earth. This has been going on cycle after cycle, and millions of such cycles must have passed by, and will continue to pass by, without affecting eternity in the least. Statement before 1955, as quoted in God Speaks : The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose (1973), p. 266.

„The Infinite alone exists and is Real; the finite is passing and false.“

— Meher Baba
Context: The Infinite alone exists and is Real; the finite is passing and false. The Original Whim in the Beyond caused the apparent descent of the Infinite into the realm of the seeming finite. This is the Divine Mystery and Divine Game in which Infinite Consciousness for ever plays on all levels of finite consciousness. 43 : Toys in the Divine Game, p. 70.

„There is no end to it, just as there is no end to imagination.“

— Meher Baba
Context: Whether it manifests as creation or disappears into Oneness of Reality, whether it is experienced as existing and real, or is perceived to be false and nonexistent, illusion throughout is illusion. There is no end to it, just as there is no end to imagination.

„Real saints are dearest and nearest to my heart. Perfect Ones and lovers of God adorn the world, and will ever do so.“

— Meher Baba
Context: Being the Avatar, I have come to awaken mankind, and would like the entire world to come to me. Real saints are dearest and nearest to my heart. Perfect Ones and lovers of God adorn the world, and will ever do so. The physical presence of the Perfect Masters throughout eternity is not necessarily confined to any particular or special part of the globe. My salutations to all — the past, present and future Perfect Masters, real saints — known and unknown — lovers of God, and to all other beings, in all of whom I reside, whether consciously felt by them or not. Life Circulars (20 July 1957), p. 77.

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