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Hinduism - Who Was Merwan Sheriar Irani Or Meher Baba?


Merwan Sheriar Irani, Or 'Meher Baba,' as he is known, was born in 1894 and died in 1969.

Born a Parsi, but influenced by Islamic mystical philosophy and Hindu devotional (bhakti) teachings, he is a modern religious figure.

Meher Baba ("Heavenly Father") claimed to be a divine avatar or "incarnation," and his followers believe him to be such.

He adopted a vow of silence in 1925 and maintained it for the remainder of his life, communicating only via gestures and an alphabet board.

Despite his quiet, he published God Speaks, a five-volume collection of his teachings.

Meher Baba, like many current Hindu missionary figures, stressed the need of devotion to one's guru or religious master in order to attain all things.

See Jean Adriel's Avatar, 1947, for further information from the perspective of a devotee (bhakta).

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