Symbols of the world's religions


Part 1 of 4


Dr. Abdul Ghani, Munsif

The stage of enthusiasm through which the mandali was passing through at the time, can be to a greater extent said to be the direct outcome of a regular feast of spiritual explanations and matters connected with the esoteric side of the Path.

As far as I know and understand these things from such a distance of time, most of the spiritual truths and occult secrets were given out by Baba during this period, and these very same incomplete notes have been subsequently rearranged, enlarged and commented upon by various members of the mandali in their later writings and works.

It is necessary to point out that some of the esoteric facts and occult truths recounted herein have been given out by Meher Baba to his disciples in Manzil-e-Meem piece-meal, stretching over a long period of time and these stray bits as far as I can recollect them today are put together in order to make the subject as informative as possible.

Esoteric Facts Given Out By Baba:

"There are always five Perfect Masters (Qutubs or Sadgurus) who are the leading lights of the saintly hierarchy which governs the world. Every Qutub or Sadguru has an esoteric circle of twelve disciples, whom it is his divinely incumbent duty to make as perfect as himself.

The disciples are one with the Master in point of Realization, but differ in duty and authority. Realization may be likened to the storehouse of Divine Treasure and authority is the ability to help others therefrom. Want of this authority to use the Divine powers born of Realization is much more tantalizingly painful than the longing and thirst for God-realization itself.

Indicative of this poignant situation is the statement of a Hindu saint who said that he would suffer being born a dog a hundred times if it enabled him to redeem a single soul from the bondage of Maya."

(3 more parts to follow)


TWENTY YEARS WITH MEHER BABA, p. 65-66, Dr. Abdul Ghani, Munsif
1975 © Avatar Meher Baba Poona Center


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