The flowering of each stage in the developmental pattern is described from several standpoints; and the characteristics and difficulties of certain key steps along the way are considered in detail. In reading God Speaks one has the sense of an unlimited breadth of viewpoint in which the teachings of all the great world religions are literally brought together "like beads on one string." The special knowledges of each are incorporated into a comprehensive description of the goal of Creation, and certain basic misunderstandings of the teachings of the Messengers of the ages are deftly corrected, so that a consistent, fundamental pattern of the origins and destiny of man emerges.
Students of philosophy and religion will find much material which is entirely new or which had previously been advanced only in very fragmentary form. With precision and lucidity Meher Baba clarifies and defines formerly diffuse concepts. Regarding evolution and consciousness, he says, "It is well to remember always that the beginning is a beginning in consciousness, the evolution is an evolution in consciousness, the end, if there be an end, is an end in consciousness."
On concluding the volume, one is left with the conviction that, regardless of the mechanism by which it may have been accomplished, truly the voice of God has been heard.
Throughout his lifetime, Meher Baba's headquarters were in western India, often near Poona or Ahmednagar. Although access and contact were difficult by Western standards (especially with the permanent residence of later years at Meherazad), this was not isolation. Long periods of seclusion alternated with extensive world travels. His contacts with notables and with the unknown were extensive. In a crowd, his dynamic nature drew all eyes toward him. His charm and appeal to all who came near him were universal. For his devotees, he changed every facet of their existence. They would rearrange their lives so that they could be with him on those rare occasions when he held darshan or sahavas. His silence, which he observed voluntarily since 1925, did not impair communication. "In the past, I have given you enough words," he said, "the time has now come to live them." Up until late 1954 he used a board with letters of the English alphabet mounted on it, to which he pointed. That is how he dictated this book. After 1954 he used hand gestures, where were read out by disciples.
Meher Baba did not come to establish a new religion. "There are enough of these," he said. He came to awaken us. The task for the individual is to live his religion in practice, by working on himself and by serving othersnot to convert or change others to match his own views. Throughout his life, Avatar Meher Baba was the living example of his motto "Mastery in Servitude." This is emblazoned on the tomb where his body now lies buried atop Meherabad Hill.
Once you read this book by Meher Baba, you will never again look out at life with the same eyes.
This is a book i will have to read again when the time calls for it. there is just no way one can read this book once, virtually impossible.
The first read was extremely difficult - tedious and without anything approaching full understanding.
A "must read" for anyone who wants to fully understand the purpose of the universe and the meaning of life. It is not an easy read, but well worth the effort.Published 1 month ago by Book Fan
Meher Baba's explanation of evolution solved my problem with Darwin's (now) unsatisfactory theory, which is based on a series of random accidents that just happen to (accidentally)... Read morePublished 2 months ago by William D. Byars
Meher Baba was reputed to have said that his devotees should read this book three times before their deaths.
I did so - the span of time taking more than a decade. Read more
With astonishing scope and detail Meher Baba authoritatively gifts us the story of creation-- the evolution of consciousness and its myriad forms and its involution Home from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy Barton
Meher Baba has caused the most terrible situation to ensue within mankind. One cannot state "I am God" whilst within a body. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alan Wrightson
the wisdom and grace Meher Baba is will be helpful to read this book if you are serious about spiritual growth.Published 6 months ago by jaypee
I was very disappointed. Kept reading largely out of fear and superstition because Meher Baba claimed he was the avatar of the age. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Yablonovich
God Speaks from Meher Baba is written in a very understandable manner. Explained are the planes of consiousness, God in Beyond Beyond state (the very essence that IS). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Adrian Dürr
Meher Baba is a voice of Truth layered for all levels...but you must experience his word in the core of your being. Read morePublished 22 months ago by James Odea