Meher Baba Teachings
April 25, 2015
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In his teachings Indian master Meher Baba reported that at all times on Earth there are 56 incarnate God-realized souls, and that of these souls there are always five Perfect Masters of their era. When one of the five perfect masters dies, Meher Baba said another God-realized soul among the 56 immediately replaces him or her by taking up that office.
An Avatar, according to Baba, is a special Perfect Master. Avatar is a Sanskrit word meaning “descent of God.” The Avatar appears on Earth every 700 – 1400 years, and is brought down into human form by the five Perfect Masters of that age to aid in the process of moving creation in its never-ending journey toward Godhood. He said that this role had been fulfilled by Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Gautama Buddha, Jesus, and Muhammad.
In 1954 he announced that he was the Avatar of this age, and that all people were in fact avatars, but they were unaware of the fact. “There is no higher or lower goal,” he said. “There is only one goal, Self-Realization.”