Meher Baba has explained that the majority of masts are to be found in India, which is the most important country in the world from the spiritual points of view. Apart from those in India, there are a few masts in Arabia, a very few in the parts of Iran (these few are mostly in Meshed and Tabriz), and a very few in Egypt, China and Tibet.
As far as countries outside Asia is concerned, there are with the exception of Egypt, no mast in any other part of the world
There are, however, God lovers a few advance souls and certain people who are the agents of the Saheb-e-Zama (Avatar). These agents are the holders of definite and distinct offices. Just as the Christ state, the Nabuwat-e Mohammedi (or whatever name it may be known by) is actually the office held by each Saheb-e Zaman, so these states of the agents are distinct offices held by certain souls who carry out important work for each Saheb-e-Zaman. On the death of one agent, his office is automatically filled by a successor; for just as there always a Saheb-e-Zaman or a Saheb-e Waqt, so also there are always his agents.
Baba explained that there are three types of agents.
- Direct Agents, who are very few. There is one in Europe, one in Asia, one in America, one in Africa- one in fact in almost each continent. These direct agents receive instructions directly from the Saheb-e-Zaman.
- In direct Agents, who are few, and who receive instructions from direct agents.
- Borrowed Agents, who are many and who receive instructions from indirect agents
The principal agents are always are on the fourth plane and through the powers that they can wield on this plane, they act for Saheb-e-Zaman. They even may do miracles for the Saheb-e Zaman, since the Saheb-e Zaman himself almost never performs miracles for, it if he wishes to do so; he must, at the time of doing the miracle, actually station himself on the fourth plane.
These agents are on the fourth plane only because of the necessity of using certain of its powers for the work of the Saheb-e-Zaman. They are not in a position of those on the spiritual path who, when they reach on the fourth plane, may use its powers for the good, or may misuse them and so fall back to very primitive state of evolution
Below are given name & places of certain agents to whom Meher Baba made contacts outside India
|SL No||TYPE OF AGENT||PLACE & COUNTRY||DATE|
|1||Very rare direct Agent
|Albuquerque , New
Mexico , USA
|2||Third type , borrowed
|Barcelona, Spain||Nov, 1933|
|3||Third type , borrowed
|Lugano, Switzerland||May, 1931|
|4||Third type , borrowed
|Marseilles , France||Nov, 1933||1933|
|5||Second type Indirect
(No Direct contact)
|6||Very rare Direct
|Rome , Italy||July, 1933|
|7||Third type , borrowed
|8||Third type , borrowed
Ossining, N.Y. U.S.A.
|9||Indirect Agent||Goa (Goa)||1 Apr, 1945|
|10||Borrowed Agent||Srinagar (J & K)||Apr, 1933|
Brief description of agents who were contacted by Meher Baba during His foreign visits is as under: