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This message was read out in Baba's presence at Nagpur University on 14th November 1944:
In the undivided and indivisible Ocean of Life you have, through ignorance, created the pernicious divisions based on sex, race, nationality, religion or community; and you allow these self-created divisions to poison your heart and pervert your relationships. You are already part of one life and as such, brotherhood is not something which is to be brought into existence, but is the supreme Fact which claims your recognition and whole-hearted allegiance as soon as you have the candidness and the courage to face the Truth.
Slowly but surely must you imbibe this hard-won Truth at the feet of the Masters of wisdom; slowly but surely must you shed prejudices and get disentangled from the superficial distinctions created by identification with forms and names; slowly but surely must you tread the path to the Formless and the Nameless One.
When you enthrone the Nameless One in your mind-heart you do not necessarily put to an end the game of duality. You have to play your divine role in the drama of creation without being caught up in the duality. Restoration of unity does not imply the stamping out of all differences. In the world of forms there will always be room for a rich diversity of expression; but when you understand the Truth illimitable, this diversity shall in no way be allowed to create a note of discord in the symphony of creation, but will be taken up in that creative harmony which reflects the ageless and the infinite spirit.
Out of this understanding there shall spontaneously emerge the spirit of tolerance, which is different from apathy; of active appreciation, which is different from the entanglement of attachment. The Unity of Life has to be experienced and expressed in the very midst of diverse experience.
Now is the time to cast off the veil of imagined duality and unreservedly surrender to the life of open and undisguised love, which is pure and selfless, and which knows no fear and needs no apology. All life is One and all divisions are imaginary.
Be ye established in this eternal Truth, which I bring. - Meher Baba
This is a theme which Baba returned to again and again and I always find it very moving. It seems to sum up the causes of all the problems in the world, and the solution. It also reminds me of The New Humanity, the first of the Discourses, another favourite. TM
On 10th July 1925 Meher Baba began His silence, remaining silent for almost 44 years until His passing in 1969. He began communicating using an alphabet board, pointing to the letters and numbers to spell out His messages. Towards the end of 1954
Baba abandoned the alphabet board and started using a system of gestures, interpreted and spoken out by one of His mandali.
On 7th October 1954 Meher Baba gave this, His last message on the alphabet board.
The use of rainbow flags has a long tradition. They are displayed in many cultures around the world, using the colours in a variety of sequences as a sign of diversity and inclusiveness, of hope and of yearning.
Meher Baba's flag, with its unique colour sequence, has a very specific spiritual symbolism...
The flag is flown near to Meher Baba's Tomb Shrine in Meherabad during the week of Amartithi.