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PREFACE

SEMBLANCE IN EPISODES OF MEHER BABA WITH HIS PAST ADVENTS

Our faith in Meher Baba is like son/daughter to his/her father. A son/daughter does not know consciously know of his father but he accept his/her father as real and believe that his/her  father always does best for him/her except rare exceptions. We are Baba’s children and He is our father and mother both. Whatever revelations Baba made on Theme of Creations and in discourses on various Spritual topics is beyond doubt for any Baba lover. What better proof can be that five Perfect Masters of the time & many advance souls (masts) recognized Meher Baba as Avatar of the Age? Meher Baba Himself gave His introduction as Highest of High in most analytical and logical manner which can make even a non-Baba lover to ponder His declaration as Highest of High. Meher Baba always cautioned to His mandali and Baba lovers that He is not body which He has taken to appear before us but He has the “Virat Swarup” like Lord Krishna embodying whole universe in Himself, which is beyond our comprehension. He also made clear to us that in His previous advent, He did disclose His divinity of His Avatarhood to very few deserving ones but in present time He had to declare it because the mankind is so immersed in materialism that very few would heed to His clarion call.

Baba’s Activities in present era with His divine silence, Mastery in servitude, Mast contacts, world tours and shedding His blood on the soil of America and India in unique and unparallel in the History of His previous advents as Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Christ and Mohammad. In His life time Meher Baba created certain events/episodes in order to explain many spiritual facts to mandali and Baba lovers.

Many of such events have semblance with mythological events of Lord Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and historical era of Christ and Mohammad. Baba also revealed about His minor advent as Shivaji and Sankaracharya. Meher Baba also revealed the previous incarnations of some of His close Indian and foreign disciples.

In this compilation effort has made to bring out the similarity in episodes in life of Meher Baba associated with His close disciples with events of His previous advents as Lords Zoroaster, Rama Krishna, Buddha, Christ and Muhammad in mythological and Historical era.  There are total 52 episodes compared. This compilation may help to encourage or strengthen one’s belief in Meher Baba in His previous advents or one’s faith, devotion or love for Baba, It will be only by grace of Meher Baba having made me an instrument for it.

N.B. Mythological biographies/events mostly have been derived from book “Kalyan” printed By Gita Press Gorakhpur and encyclopedia from internet. Other Historical events/biographies are also collected either from source books or internet. The Biographies Mandali/Close disciples are extracted mostly from Lord Meher. Some of comparisons are outcome of my interpretation. In beg an excuse from anyone who differs.

N.B. This compilation is yet to be printed. This insertion is assessing the number of copies to be printed. Those who would like to have the hard copy may intimate on face book or mail id.

 

 

FORWORD

Semblance Episodes is the brain child of Shri Birendra Kumar, a Baba-lover from Delhi, who has to his credit several compilation of Avatar Meher Baba books in the recent past.

Baba has declared that once a person is God Realized or has achieved Mukti or Liberation, the same soul never reincarnates, but enjoys eternally the Infinite Bliss of God. The only exception to this rule is the Avatar, the very first soul who made it all by himself without the aid of anyone, because there was none before him.

Baba also affirmed, “The Avatar is always one and the same, because God is always One and the Same, the Eternal, Indivisible, Infinite One who manifests Himself in the form of man as the Avatar, as the Messiah, as the Prophet, as the Ancient One — the Highest of the High. This Eternally One and the same Avatar repeats His manifestation from time to time, in different cycles, adopting different human forms and different names, in different places, to reveal Truth in different garbs and different languages, in order to raise humanity from the pit of ignorance and help free it from the bondage of delusions.”

We are all told ‘history repeats itself.’ Perhaps this adage applies equally to the descent of God on earth in human form.

Although I have not gone through the compilation, I am certain it would make interesting reading to notice the near similarity of events in the lives and times of the Ancient One who visits His creation periodically.

Semblance Episodes is a compilation of such events and incidents painstaking culled out from various sources of the past and juxtaposed with the events in the life of the present day Avatar.

It is hoped that reading through the contents would take the reader a step closer to recognizing that all Avatars are One in Essence, that the crux of their teaching is ‘Unadulterated love for God, Selfless service to humanity and the spiritual Unity of all life in creation.’ We are all One no matter what religion, caste or creed we profess to belong to.

Trust Semblance Episodes propels the reader to realize that Avatar Meher Baba is indeed the Avatar of the Age.

Cyrus M. Khambata,

Vice President & Jt. Hon. Secretary
Avatar Meher Baba Bombay Centre