THE AVATAR

THE AVATAR

The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names, at different times, in different part of the world. As His appearance always coincides with the spiritual birth of man, so the period immediately preceding His manifestation always one in which humanity suffers from the pangs of approaching birth.

When man seems more than ever slaved by desire,  more than ever driven by greed, held by fear, swept by anger, when more than ever the strong dominate week, the rich oppress poor, large masses of people are exploited for the benefit of the few who are in power. When the individual, finding no peace or rest, seeks to forget himself in excitement, immorality increases, crime flourishes, religion is ridiculed. Corruption spreads throughout the social order. Class and national hatred are aroused and fostered. Wars break out. Humanity grows desperate, when there seems to be no possibility of stemming the tide of destruction.

At this moment the Avatar appears. Being total manifestation of God in human form, He is like gauge against which man can measure what he is and what he may become. He trues the standard of human values by interpreting them in terms of divine-human life.

He is interested in everything, but not concerned about anything. The slightest mishap may command His sympathy: greatest tragedy will not upset Him. He is beyond the alternations of pain and struggle, life and death.  To Him, they are equally illusions which He has transcended, but by which others are bound, and from which He has come to free them. He uses every circumstance as a means to lead others toward Realisation.

He knows that men do not cease to exist when they die, and therefore, is not concerned over death. He knows that destruction most precede construction, that out of suffering is born peace and bliss that out of struggle comes liberation from the bonds of action. He is only concerned over unconcerned.

In those who contact Him, he awakens a love that consumes all selfish desires in the flame of the one desire to serve Him. Those who concentrate their lives to Him gradually become identified with Him in consciousness. Little by little, their humanity is absorbed into His divinity and they become free.

Those who are closest to Him are known as His circle/ Every Master has an intimate circle of twelve disciples; who, in point of realisation, are made equal to the Master himself, though they differ from Him in function and authority. In Avataric periods, the Avatar has a circle of one hundred twenty disciples, all of whom experience realization, and work for the liberation of others.

Their work is not for the contemporary humanity, but for posterity as well. The unfoldment of life and unconsciousness for the whole Avataric cycle, which has mapped out in the creative world before the Avatar tool form in endorsed and fixed in the formative and material worlds during the Avatar’s life on the earth.

The Avatar awakens humanity to a realisation of its true spiritual nature; gives liberation to those who are ready, and quickens the life of the spirit in His time. For posterity is left the stimulating power of His divinely human example, the nobility of a life supremely lived of a love unmixed with desire, of a power unused except for others; of a peace untroubled by ambition, of a knowledge undimmed by illusion. He has demonstrated the possibility of a divine life for all humanity, of a heavenly life on earth. Those who have the necessary courage and integrity can follow when they will.

Those who are spiritually awake have been aware for some time that world is at present in the midst of a period such as always precedes Avataric manifestations. Even unawakened men and women are becoming aware of it now. From their darkness they are reaching out for light; in their sorrow they are longing for comfort; from midst of the strife into which they have found   themselves plunged, they are praying for peace and deliverance.

For the moment, they must be patient. The wave of destruction must rise still higher, must spread still further. But when, from the depth of his heart; man desires something more lasting wealth, something more real than material power, and the wave will recede. Then the peace will come, joy will come, light will come.

The breaking of my silence, the signal for my public manifestation, is not far off. I bring the greatest treasure which it is possible for man to receive, a treasure which includes all other treasures, which will endure forever, which increases when shares with others. Be ready to receive it.

Meher Baba

 

 

 

 

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THE AVATAR

The Avatar appears in different forms, under different names, at different times, in different part of the world. As His appearance always coincides with the spiritual birth of man, so the period immediately preceding His manifestation always one in which humanity suffers from the pangs of approaching birth.

When man seems more than ever slaved by desire,  more than ever driven by greed, held by fear, swept by anger, when more than ever the strong dominate week, the rich oppress poor, large masses of people are exploited for the benefit of the few who are in power. When the individual, finding no peace or rest, seeks to forget himself in excitement, immorality increases, crime flourishes, religion is ridiculed. Corruption spreads throughout the social order. Class and national hatred are aroused and fostered. Wars break out. Humanity grows desperate, when there seems to be no possibility of stemming the tide of destruction.

At this moment the Avatar appears. Being total manifestation of God in human form, He is like gauge against which man can measure what he is and what he may become. He trues the standard of human values by interpreting them in terms of divine-human life.

He is interested in everything, but not concerned about anything. The slightest mishap may command His sympathy: greatest tragedy will not upset Him. He is beyond the alternations of pain and struggle, life and death.  To Him, they are equally illusions which He has transcended, but by which others are bound, and from which He has come to free them. He uses every circumstance as a means to lead others toward Realisation.

He knows that men do not cease to exist when they die, and therefore, is not concerned over death. He knows that destruction most precede construction, that out of suffering is born peace and bliss that out of struggle comes liberation from the bonds of action. He is only concerned over unconcerned.

In those who contact Him, he awakens a love that consumes all selfish desires in the flame of the one desire to serve Him. Those who concentrate their lives to Him gradually become identified with Him in consciousness. Little by little, their humanity is absorbed into His divinity and they become free.

Those who are closest to Him are known as His circle/ Every Master has an intimate circle of twelve disciples; who, in point of realisation, are made equal to the Master himself, though they differ from Him in function and authority. In Avataric periods, the Avatar has a circle of one hundred twenty disciples, all of whom experience realization, and work for the liberation of others.

Their work is not for the contemporary humanity, but for posterity as well. The unfoldment of life and unconsciousness for the whole Avataric cycle, which has mapped out in the creative world before the Avatar tool form in endorsed and fixed in the formative and material worlds during the Avatar’s life on the earth.

The Avatar awakens humanity to a realisation of its true spiritual nature; gives liberation to those who are ready, and quickens the life of the spirit in His time. For posterity is left the stimulating power of His divinely human example, the nobility of a life supremely lived of a love unmixed with desire, of a power unused except for others; of a peace untroubled by ambition, of a knowledge undimmed by illusion. He has demonstrated the possibility of a divine life for all humanity, of a heavenly life on earth. Those who have the necessary courage and integrity can follow when they will.

Those who are spiritually awake have been aware for some time that world is at present in the midst of a period such as always precedes Avataric manifestations. Even unawakened men and women are becoming aware of it now. From their darkness they are reaching out for light; in their sorrow they are longing for comfort; from midst of the strife into which they have found   themselves plunged, they are praying for peace and deliverance.

For the moment, they must be patient. The wave of destruction must rise still higher, must spread still further. But when, from the depth of his heart; man desires something more lasting wealth, something more real than material power, and the wave will recede. Then the peace will come, joy will come, light will come.

The breaking of my silence, the signal for my public manifestation, is not far off. I bring the greatest treasure which it is possible for man to receive, a treasure which includes all other treasures, which will endure forever, which increases when shares with others. Be ready to receive it.

Meher Baba