The Real Word
Excerpt from a booklet by P. B Mukharji
The Word is the texture and fabric of the manifested world. It is the soul of manifestation and its symbol. It is always speaking. The mystery is that it speaks inaudibly, audibly, and in whispers. But it never ceases to speak. The Word is the breath of the Spirit. Indian metaphysics in the Upanishads and Yoga Shastras explains the Word as the child of the universal mind and the universal life, of Mana [mind] and Prana [energy].
What is the breath of the Spirit? It is the cord that links the Jivatman with the Paramatman, the individual with the Universal, the fleeting with the Eternal, the changing with the Changeless. It is the bond between eternal life and temporal death. The Word is the bridge that ferries the limited to the Limitless.
What then can be this Word? It is Love. It is the law of attraction. It is the great law of spiritual gravitation, greater and more powerful than the physical laws of gravitation. The Word is the focal point of this great law of spiritual gravitation. It is that Word which is constantly calling the atom to the molecule, the microcosm to the macrocosm, the planets to other planets, the small to the great, from space to space, echoing, re-echoing and reverberating through time and space. It is the Word of Love and Union, the lover calling the lover, eternally waiting and eternally meeting.
That is why Meher Baba says: “The breaking of my Silence will reveal to man the universal Oneness of God, which will bring about the universal brotherhood of man.”
Baba’s Word therefore will be in the wordless Word of Love that unites all divisions to make them forever whole, the magnet which will arrange the disarrayed iron filings of separative experiences.
Source: “The Uttering of the One Word,” in Avatar Meher Baba’s 72nd Birthday Celebrations (booklet), Calcutta, 1966, pp. 10-11.