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Meher Baba

A certain thing is to happen definitely in a month, but you see Me chalking out plans as if it will not happen in many years to come. Such is the ignorance of the All-Knowing One!

I promise a person God-realization tomorrow, but at that very moment I know that he requires hundreds of births for the same. In such an act of promising, ignorance is manifested. It is difficult to grasp how I, as the Highest of the High, can be so ignorant. It is because, being the Avatar, I do not act but become everything as everything. The Avatar, Who is Infinite Knowledge, becomes infinite Ignorance too. But how can you imagine My state of being simultaneously on and between the Highest and the lowest levels of consciousness? From the Highest level I know everything, while on the rest of the levels I do not know.

This dual role that I play has been depicted to some extent in one Persian couplet, which translates as follows:

I appear in the Highest Sphere, but at the same time
I seem not to know what is just near my leg.

I am God and Man as the eternal God-Man, and as such I stoop down to all levels of consciousness to make Myself available to all things and beings, so that they may know Me as the One Indivisible Self.

I am the Lord of the Universe. I know everything. I have given you your body; I reside in you — yet I ask you daily about your health. Do you know why? I want you to be healthy so that I can pulverize you in My Love!

I give and I demand. Such is the dual role that I play eternally with Creation.


DARSHAN HOURS, pp. 39-40, ed. Eruch Jessawala and Rick Chapman
1971 © Meher Baba Information


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