We can see Him in the body of the God-attained, God-united Meher Baba, the Avatar of the Age, and we can see Him again in this statue, in the form of His Form, in the likeness of His Person, in the brightness of His smile and the lustre of His face. Come ye all that we may look at Him to our heart's content and, in the fullness of our love and reverence, garland Him with flowers and lay our head on the altar of His feet—He who is the embodiment of the living God—and forget ourselves in one longing. Let Him bless us to live the life that becomes exemplary to others, the life of love, service, honesty and brotherhood for progressive release from the illusion of the world, to realize the Reality of God that Baba's message proclaims.
For the dedication of His statue, Baba sent the following messages;—painted on cloth, they were displayed on the walls of the building where the statue was installed:
I belong to no religion. My religion is love. Every heart is My Temple. Although it is in love that you have built this temple of stone, I am only in it when your heart brings Me here.
Always remember that ceremonies cover Me, but pure worship reveals Me.
And also these messages:
On this particular occasion, I will be amongst you as one of My own lovers.
All those who surrender themselves in love to Me will see and adore and realize the Reality behind My Form.
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- Long, long ago I lost my self and became God, but I thank God I didn’t lose my sense of humor.
- The work I have to do, to fulfill all that is ordained, releases a tremendous force that stamps My Advent. When the Infinite and Changeless works through the finite and changing, the channels are necessarily varied and unlimited. The opposing forces created are tremendous, but also serve my work. In spite of the "dark cloud" facing Me, I do My work ceaselessly. . .Do not try to understand the method of My working. Do not worry or question . . . just obey. Your unquestioning obedience and 100 per cent willingness to carry out happily My instructions and abide by My decision, help in My work. Do not worry about their seeming contradictory or oscillating. I know what has to be done, I know how it is to be done. It is for you to do what I say. Do not be concerned with anything else.