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Return to Book Page. Preview — God Speaks by Meher Baba. God Speaks by Meher Baba. Book by Baba, Meher. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. Published August 1st by Dodd Mead first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about God Speaks , please sign up.
Does anyone know of other books that dive as deeply into God and the Soul as this book "God Speaks? See 1 question about God Speaks…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of God Speaks. Dec 29, Talat rated it it was amazing Shelves: meher-baba. My daughter called this book "epic.
Each soul passes through the experiences of all beings: emerging in the gaseous state, and proceeding through the mineral; plant; fish; insect reptile and bird; animal; and human states. Evolution is driven by consciousness. At the human level we have the opportunity to engage in spiritual evolution, which Meher Baba calls "involution. The first subtle planes are the basic practices of spirituality. The fourth plane is a transitional point between planes three and five in that at this level soul's acquire psychic and magical abilities which one must renounce in order to advance.
Plane five and six are the mental planes. Plane five is the plane of the mind; plane six is the heart's mental dimension. The struggle of the soul in plane 5 is to conquer lust; in plane six, to conquer greed, in plane seven, to subdue anger.
Saints dwell in the fifth, sixth, and seventh planes. Beyond that is the total return, the re-emerging into Godhood with its infinite power, knowledge, and bliss. This is the ultimate goal of life: to reenter the one Oversoul and re-unite with God. In this vision, heaven and hell are not places, but states of being. Put more simply, the path is love. God created according to His own "whim," the whim to know Himself. This "whim" is an act of God seeking to love Himself and to be known by humankind loving God.
This is not a lonely journey as many spiritual masters -- and especially the Avatar -- are available for contact, support, and guidance, including power to give a spiritual push to the aspirant. Although all together the book consists of pages, it's just the first pages that include Meher Baba's text. The supplements including notes from Baba's teachings and footnotes explaining many of the concepts in terms of Sufism, especially the poetry of 14th-century Sufi master Hafiz.
As indicated on page 30, in many ways Meher Baba's text explicates Jelaluddin Rumi's famous poem titled "The Ascending Soul:" I died as a mineral and became a plant, I died as a plant and rose to animal, I died as animal and I was man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying? Yet, once more, I shall die as man to soar With angels blessed; but even from angelhood I must pass on; all except God doth perish. When I have sacrificed my angel soul, I shall become what no mind e'er conceived. Oh, :et me not exist! For Non-existence Proclaims in organ tones, 'To Him we shall return! View all 3 comments.
Dec 01, Eruch Adams rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Those who want to know how the universe works. Unlike any book ever. Never before has a spiritual book like this been written, and especially significant that it was written in English. Every other highly spiritual text of a similar magnitude was written hundreds of years ago and in another language. For anyone who feel that there are too many gaps in the explanation of how life and death happen and what God's relationship to everything and everyone is all about, then read this book.
It's like the perfect spiritual book and the perfect scien Unlike any book ever. It's like the perfect spiritual book and the perfect science book. It's also, what we in the writing business call, a "magic system" for the eternal nature of the soul. The explanations in God Speaks are hard to fathom but at the same time, internally consistent.
There are few gaps that require vast leaps of faith or just the liberal doses of "well, don't pay attention to that part because we can't explain it…" No, pay attention to this and maybe it will seep in.
I understand that this book was written with a particular rhythm in mind and even though the beginning seems redundant, it's completely intentional. Supposedly it's best to read aloud. Dec 05, Tushar Upreti rated it it was amazing. Bible-Geeta-Kuran-Upanishad and many more. If you can understand the meaning of love you don't need to read any of them.
The God speaks is really fabulous to read. As the divine avatar of the century Meher baba is telling us things which is totally unthinkable by human. The science is trying to prove the existence of God. They have big bang theory, they have galaxies and trying to prove everything we have written in our ancient histories and BookS claimed by religion. How universe works and how The man called God controls the power to negotiate with us. One day when the world find out what meher baba says and wrote is just a fact..
It's not a truth which can be moulded anyway for benefits.. It's a fact.. That day will be called Breaking silence Mar 05, Sanjay Nigam rated it it was amazing.
God's words - no comments! Apr 13, Mik Hamilton, D. How anyone could rate this book anything but 5 star is beyond me. It is the most intellectually satisfying book I have ever read. If you are like me, and always wondered how it all began and how it all works and what the purpose of it all is, this book will satisfy you. Whatever you think about who Meher Baba is or what his status is, he is, indisputably the greatest writer ever to write on the subject of consciousness.
No one has ever even come close. He reveals things about consciousness that How anyone could rate this book anything but 5 star is beyond me. He reveals things about consciousness that have never been revealed before, including the hierarchy of advance beings. That the goal of life is not to understand the truth, because it cannot ever be understood, but rather to experience it and live it. By the way, there is not a word of philosophy in this book, it is written from experience.
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It covers Meher Baba's view of the process of Creation and its purpose and has been in print continuously since God Speaks is Meher Baba's most significant published book. Kenneth Lux, Ph. But not only is it Baba's major book, it is his only book. All other books by Meher Baba, such as the Discourses and Listen Humanity , are not written as books, as God Speaks is, but are collections of essays and messages. While Meher Baba declared "I come not to teach, but to awaken",  and did not prescribe intellect as a path to perfection, in God Speaks Meher Baba goes deeper into the subject of metaphysics than other Indian spiritual masters.
God Speaks by Meher Baba