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THE MISSING LINK

Meher Baba

 
On May 23rd [1934], Baba began dictating for the first time the Theme of Creation in the room on the back veranda of the mess quarters at lower Meherabad.... Baba began by pointing out:

Scientists understand evolution from the first life to the last human life, but none knows why this evolution of forms takes place. After human life, what is there? The scientists know nothing!

It is all due to the evolution of consciousness that forms evolve. For example, take the body as consciousness and clothes as the body. Now, the size of this shirt is according to your body. If a hand is cut off tomorrow, the shirt might be minus one sleeve. So it is due to consciousness that the body changes.

Discussing the beginning of the evolution of forms, Baba dictated:

The ocean was very warm and still, and due to the presence of gas and air in the water, it became rusty. Algae was formed from this rust, then gradually seaweed. The algae used to sink below from above. When it reached the bottom of the ocean, it became seaweed. From the original algae came seaweed, and from seaweed, vegetation.

Baba then described in detail some unusual creatures in the evolution of forms, relating as far back as prehistoric times when dinosaurs existed:

One of the first gross forms of reptiles had three heads. It was about one hundred and seventy-five feet long and fourteen feet wide. The middle head was about six feet in circumference. The three heads were joined together. The side heads were about two feet in circumference. Its front part resembled a reptile and the back a fish — the front was stout and the back portion thin. Its belly was ten feet round and tapered to a breadth of six feet at the tail. The middle head contained a jaw with teeth, just like the fish; but the side heads had only holes connected with the gills, and no teeth. All three mouths were connected with one another, and when breathing they breathed simultaneously as it had one windpipe. Each head had an eye, so the creature had three eyes.

From prehistoric times birds have two eyes. They come under a different class, having evolved out of and beyond worms and fish. One bird is so peculiar that no one can have any idea of it even in his wildest imagination. This bird is half bat and very large — about fifteen feet high. It has two legs like an ostrich. Its neck is about two feet in circumference. It head, however, is small, only about two feet — when compared to its body. Its wingspread is six feet. Its beak is like a vulture's, the end being thick and the point being thin.

The missing link is a creature exactly like a gorilla but with a short tail. And whereas the gorilla uses its hands while walking, the missing link walks on its feet. His face is like a chimpanzee's, and his figure and gait of walking are like the gorilla's. After this missing link, the first human form evolves [it is physically or sexually a eunuch]. Scientists may find signs of this so-called missing link in Java, Sumatra or the Indian jungles of the central provinces in Madhya Pradesh.

 

LORD MEHER, 1st ed, Vol. 5, pp. 1871-1872, Bhau Kalchuri
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