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The Breaking of Meher Baba's Silence

Baba’s 60th Birthday Message

Baba’s 60th Birthday Message: The Word of Words

Source:  The Awakener, vol. 1, no. 4 (Spring 1954), pp. 1-2 . The Awakener states that this message was given out by Baba as the first of 12 birthday messages during His mass darshan tour of Hamirpur and Andhra District, February 1954.

When I say that my Manifestation is connected with the breaking of my Silence, people should not expect an outpouring of verbosity. I will utter the Word of Words that will irresistibly impart to those who are ready, the “I-am-God” (Ana’l Haq or Aham Brahma Asmi) state. When you try to speak with your mouth completely closed, a particular sound resembling “Om” is without exception uttered in a certain unfailing uniformity. This is the seventh shadow of the Word of Truth.

My mission is to utter this Word of Truth which will pierce the mind of the world and go to its very heart. It will convey the simple Truth in its utter and indefinable simplicity. It will mark the moment of fulfillment of the Divine Life. It will throw open new gates to Eternity. It will bring new hope to despairing humanity. But for the fulfillment of the Divinely Ordained Plan, it is necessary that humanity should throw away all its accumulated impediments and surrender unconditionally to the abiding love of God — the unfailing and supremely universal Beloved. God has to be accepted in all simplicity and not by laboriously proved intellectual conclusions.

Wine is prepared by the crushing and further crushing of grapes, when it acquires the capacity for intoxication, which usually takes away one’s command of understanding. Close and repeated feeling of love for God also brings intoxication, but this takes you toward true understanding. This understanding is not gained through reason or intellect. As long as you remain separated from God and try to understand Him, He cannot be understood. There is no separation between you and God. Lover and Beloved are One. You yourself are the Way. You are God.

The Word that I will speak will go to the world as from God, not as from a philosopher; it will go straight to its heart. With the dawn of the realization of the Unity of all life, hatred and dissension will come to an end. There will be unfaltering love and unfailing understanding and men shall be united in an inviolable brotherhood, based on the realized Oneness of God.



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