Thursday, July 17, 2014

Meher Baba's Final Warning

It generally isn't my style of writing to simply post a quote by Baba. Baba's words are so plentiful and available that it would normally seem silly and unnecessary. But more than one person has brought to my attention the seeming growing importance of Baba's last warning that he gave to his followers in 1968. With Baba's mandali now gone, we do not know what the future holds. There definitely are increasing numbers of gurus and guru hopefuls that make the rounds among Baba's followers. And so I simply post this, without further ado. I have highlighted the parts about gurus. There is also an audio of Eruch Jessawala (Baba's chief male disciple) giving a talk on the subject of gurus at the bottom.
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AVATAR MEHER BABA’S LAST WARNING TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM, OBEY HIM AND ALL WHO WOULD WANT TO DO SO. GIVEN BY MEHER BABA IN JULY 1968 VIA HIS SECRETARY ADI K. IRANI
Baba wants all His lovers to know that:

This is a very critical period of the Avataric Age and all His lovers must strive to their utmost to hold His daaman very firmly so that it does not slip out of their hands under any circumstances.

It is very important for all His lovers, especially in this critical period not to succumb to lust. Temptations are and will be great, but your love for Him should be greater. Remember Him wholeheartedly and rise swiftly from where you have fallen to march ahead in His love service.

It is equally important at this critical period of the Avataric Age to beware at all times of persons who lead others into believing that they are saintly and pious and profess to possess supernatural powers. However pious such persons appear to be, a Baba-lover must never mix such piety with the Divinity of the Avatar!

A true Baba-lover must remember the repeated warning given to all Baba-lovers time and again to stay away from persons who feel and assert that they are masters and saints and possess powers to help human beings. His lovers and workers should never get involved with such persons and affairs, much less with perverted "helpers of humanity" who have no reverence or regard for the Perfect Masters and the Avatar of the age. Beware of them who exploit spirituality to gain their selfish ends and dupe others in the name of Sadgurus and the Avatar.

His lovers and workers should not get intimately involved with the family affairs of one another, and they should not be emotionally upset by the personal affairs concerning any of their families. They should NOT let any personal affairs vitiate their relationships with one another, or affect their efforts in the work they do for the cause of Truth.

He wants His lovers and workers who are spreading His message of Love to others, to share His love among themselves and to uphold the spirit of harmony and understanding in His name. He wants them to be less aggressive toward others and less tolerant towards themselves; and above all He wants them to love Him wholeheartedly for He is the Ancient One who loves them more than they can ever love themselves.

— Meher Baba
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Eruch Jessawala
Eruch Jessawala, Meher Baba's chief male disciple, speaks on the subject of gurus: Sept 1980 – Audio

Transcript PDF








Update 8-12-2014:

The Avatar Meher Baba Trust in India today issued its own statement in response to recent events. See Trust News.

The circular says urgently:

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE AVATAR MEHER BABA PERPETUAL PUBLIC CHARITABLE TRUST TO ALL BABA CENTERS WORLD-WIDE, TO BE CIRCULATED IMMEDIATELY

Update 8-28-14:

I have added a video that had been removed from the internet that the Trust had attempted to link to in its Circular. That video, which was largely responsible for the Trust's decision to issue a circular, can be seen here:

Wolves and Sheep

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