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Meher Baba

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

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

63 : The Working of the Avatar, p. 107.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: 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.

„Give up all forms of parrotry. Start practising whatever you truly feel to be true and justly to be just. Do not make a show of your faiths and beliefs.“

—  Meher Baba

44 : God Alone Is, p. 73.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: Give up all forms of parrotry. Start practising whatever you truly feel to be true and justly to be just. Do not make a show of your faiths and beliefs. You have not to give up your religion, but to give up clinging to the husk of mere ritual and ceremony. To get to the fundamental core of Truth underlying all religions, reach beyond religion.

„Before he can know Who he is, man has to unlearn the mass of illusory knowledge hehas burdened himself with on the interminable journey from unconsciousness to consciousness.“

—  Meher Baba

44 : God Alone Is, p. 72.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: Before he can know Who he is, man has to unlearn the mass of illusory knowledge hehas burdened himself with on the interminable journey from unconsciousness to consciousness. It is only through love that you can begin to unlearn, and, eventually, put an end to all that you do not know. God-love penetrates all illusion, while no amount of illusion can dim God-love. Start by learning to love God by beginning to love those whom you cannot. You will find that in serving others you are serving yourself. The more you remember others with kindness and generosity, the less you remember yourself; and when you completely forget yourself, you find me as the Source of all Love.

„This New Life is endless, and even after my physical death it will be kept alive by those who live the life of complete renunciation of falsehood, lies, hatred, anger, greed and lust; and who, to accomplish all this, do no lustful actions, do no harm to anyone, do no backbiting, do not seek material possessions or power, who accept no homage, neither covet honor nor shun disgrace, and fear no one and nothing“

—  Meher Baba

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. 187.
General sources
Contexto: This New Life is endless, and even after my physical death it will be kept alive by those who live the life of complete renunciation of falsehood, lies, hatred, anger, greed and lust; and who, to accomplish all this, do no lustful actions, do no harm to anyone, do no backbiting, do not seek material possessions or power, who accept no homage, neither covet honor nor shun disgrace, and fear no one and nothing; by those who rely wholly and solely on God, and who love God purely for the sake of loving; who believe in the lovers of God and in the reality of Manifestation, and yet do not expect any spiritual or material reward; who do not let go the hand of Truth, and who, without being upset by calamities, bravely and wholeheartedly face all hardships with one hundred percent cheerfulness, and give no importance to caste, creed and religious ceremonies. This New Life will live by itself eternally, even if there is no one to live it.

„Supremacy over others will never cause a man to find a change in himself“

—  Meher Baba

64 : Forgive and Forget, p. 110.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: Supremacy over others will never cause a man to find a change in himself; the greater his conquests the stronger is his confirmation of what his mind tells him—that there is no God other than his own power. And he remains separated from God, the Absolute Power.
But when the same mind tells him that there is something which may be called God, and, further, when it prompts him to search for God that he may see Him face to face, he begins to forget himself and to forgive others for whatever he has suffered from them.
And when he has forgiven everyone and has completely forgotten himself, he finds that God has forgiven him everything, and he remembers Who, in reality, he is.

„The Avatar draws upon Himself the universal suffering, but He is sustained under the stupendous burden by His Infinite Bliss and His infinite sense of humour.“

—  Meher Baba

63 : The Working of the Avatar, p. 105.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: The Avatar draws upon Himself the universal suffering, but He is sustained under the stupendous burden by His Infinite Bliss and His infinite sense of humour. The Avatar is the Axis or Pivot of the universe, the Pin of the grinding-stones of evolution, and so has a responsibility towards everyone and everything.

„Absolute honesty is essential in one's search for God (Truth).“

—  Meher Baba

7 Absolute Honesty, p. 8.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: 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!

„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.“

—  Meher Baba

Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

The Final Declaration (1954)
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

43 : Toys in the Divine Game, p. 70.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

Statement before 1955, as quoted in God Speaks : The Theme of Creation and Its Purpose (1973), p. 266.
General sources
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

As quoted in "An analysis of the problems presented in the use of LSD" (1967) UNODC http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/data-and-analysis/bulletin/bulletin_1967-01-01_1_page003.html
General sources
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

Contexto: 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.

„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

To Robert Dreyfuss in 1964, p. 6403.
Lord Meher (1986)
Contexto: 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.

„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

The Final Declaration (1954)
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

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

„Infinite consciousness being infinite includes every aspect of consciousness. Unconsciousness is one of the aspects of infiniteconsciousness.“

—  Meher Baba

44 : God Alone Is, p. 72.
The Everything and the Nothing (1963)
Contexto: Infinite consciousness is infinite. It can never lessen at any point in time or space. Infinite consciousness being infinite includes every aspect of consciousness. Unconsciousness is one of the aspects of infiniteconsciousness. Thus infinite consciousness includes unconsciousness. It sustains, covers, pierces through and provides an end to unconsciousness — which flows from, and is consumed by, infinite consciousness.

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

—  Meher Baba

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 -->
General sources
Contexto: 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.

„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

Message (23 March 1953) <!-- Dehra Dun
General sources
Contexto: 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.

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

—  Meher Baba

The Universal Message (1958)
Contexto: 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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