Speaking in the Heart
Does the breaking of Meher Baba’s silence refer to an audible sound that we will hear with our human ears, or is it a silent “Word” that we must be prepared to receive intuitively in our hearts? By studying Baba’s statements, it is possible to come to either of these conclusions (or possibly both). David Carter, who compiled most of the quotes on this site, gives this opinion in his essay in the section Views & Visions: “Rather than an event that is time- and space-bound in our gross world, Baba’s breaking His Silence will mean something much deeper: it will mean that we will feel His love in our hearts. Baba said that He would touch the very core of our hearts. When He does so, we will feel His love there. For the world in general, this will mean coming to know who Meher Baba is; for His lovers in particular, it will mean a tremendous ‘opening’ of the heart.”
This section brings together quotations in which Baba specifically alludes to the breaking of his Silence in our hearts or in a manner that will affect the heart.
“Had Baba not broken His Silence, you would not have come to Him in India to adore Him. The day He began His Silence He broke it, and He continues to be silent and to break His silence in the hearts where He resides and where He sleeps and is awakened continually.
“The moment the heart recognizes the Ancient One, at that very moment He has broken His Silence in that heart.
“It is the echo of that breaking heard by the heart that makes the heart yearn for Him and adore Him. Now it is left to you to nurture His Word.”
Source: Letters from the Mandali of Avatar Meher Baba, vol. 2 (1983), letter of January 4, 1976, p. 18