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Meher Baba

When Energy (Pran) clashed with Matter (Akash) four things appeared — fire, water, air and earth — in quick succession. Stones, metals and vegetation have connection with earth; worms with earth and water; fish with water; birds with air; animals with fire; and human beings with all elements.

By fire is meant lightning. Lightning is everywhere, but it is covered by a layer of ether. It has direct connection with animals and so their digestive powers and sexual forces are strong; they frequently eat and have sex often, to such an extent it seems as if they are born only for eating and sex. In man, this lightning assumes an inward force as the power of the human mind — thinking.

The first worm form after the vegetable kingdom is totally green in color. The last worm form is the crab. It is found in moist earth; that is, it goes in water, too. It has to become a fish and therefore seeks water.

In birds, you will mark that some species have an affinity with water. These are the first form after fish. The next most advanced forms of birds have affinity with air, and the last most bird forms with the earth — such as roosters.

After that is the kangaroo form — the first form of animal life; and the last form of animals, as you can guess, is the monkey or ape.


LORD MEHER, 1st USA ed, vol. 3, p. 999, Bhau Kalchuri
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