AVATAR MEHER BABA
AGE after age, when the wick of Righteousness burns low, the
Avatar comes yet once again to rekindle the torch of Love and Truth.
Age after age, amidst the clamour of disruptions, wars, fear and chaos,
rings the Avatar's call:
The time is come. I repeat the Call, and
bid all come unto me.
In this age, the Avatar (God in human form) came on February 25, 1894. That was when Merwan Sheriar Irani (Meher Baba) was born to Zoroastrian parents in Poona, India. He led a happy childhood, excelling in games, especially cricket. He was a leader of the team and loved by all his friends.
One day, in 1913, while on his way to Deccan College in Poona, Merwan was beckoned by a very old woman sitting under a neem tree. This was Hazrat Babajan, one of the five Perfect Masters (Sadgurus) of the time. She embraced Merwan, and after that he lost all interest in his studies. He took to sitting with her regularly for hours, especially at night.
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