Coming Back in 700 Years
This much I can say now, [being] in the best of moods, that soon God will make me break my silence and then it will mean God manifesting Himself; and within a short period, humiliation and glorification will come and then will follow my violent physical death. I will come back again after 700 years, this I can say now.
—Hamirpur, February 1954, Lord Meher 12: 4282
When I speak that Word, I shall lay the foundation for that which is to take place during the next seven hundred years. When I come again after seven hundred years the evolution of consciousness will have reached such an apex that materialistic tendencies will be automatically transmuted into spiritual longing, and the feeling of equality in spiritual brotherhood will prevail. This means that opulence and poverty, literacy and illiteracy, jealousy and hatred, which are in evidence today in their full measure, will then be dissolved through the feelings of the oneness of all men. Prosperity and happiness will then be at their zenith.
This does not mean that oneness in illusion shall remain so eternally. That is because all this that is, is illusion, and the consciousness of oneness as well as of manyness in illusion is part of the process of evolution. The time is bound to recur when there will be again the same beginning, growth and culmination of the heights of manyness and oneness in illusion.
My next advent, after I drop this body, will be after seven hundred years, and that will mark the end and the beginning of a cycle of cycles. All cycles of time in illusion end and begin after 700 to 1,400 years, and there have been and will be millions and billions of such cycles in a cycle of cycles; thus, there is no end to illusion, which always remains illusion.
—Source: Excerpt from “The Final Declaration.” (See Principal Statements.)
I remain infinitely helpless because while having Infinite Power at My command, I do not use it! I shall use it only when I break My Silence to give a Universal Spiritual Awakening. And when I drop this body I shall use My Bliss for 700 years till My next Advent.
—Source: The Awakener Magazine, vol. 9, no. 4 (1964), pp. 15-16. http://www.theawakenermagazine.org.
At the time of the Flood, hell was let loose in the world. Scientists and statesmen now solemnly declare that if total war comes, the whole world may perish. They are just echoing me. But the whole world cannot perish because I have to come down again after 700 years…
—Source: Life Circulars of Avatar Meher Baba, pp. 79-82.