Declaration of Avatarhood

After the New Life phase, Meher Baba resumed contact with his “Old Life” followers and gave his personal touch to the hundreds of thousands who flocked around him during the mass public gatherings of this period. In February 1954 for the first time Meher Baba publicly declared himself to be the Avatar or Christ of the age. The Avatar is the direct descent of God into human form; previous Avatars known to history include Zoroaster, Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. Many of Meher Baba’s most significant messages date from this period — including the Universal Message , “The Highest of the High,” and Meher Baba’s Call.” God Speaks, Meher Baba’s monumental and unparalleled elucidation on the theme of God and creation, was published in 1955.

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