Avatar Meher Baba Center Southern California
in Concert with
The Oral History Archive Project
God Speaks Session Six
How It All Happened
The eight million four hundred thousands of bubbles or forms which the Atman is proverbially said to pass through are as*** the chief forms or the genera, each of which has its numberless species; and the Atman has to pass through all of them before it can incarnate in the human form. Yet, strictly speaking, there is only one form, viz., the human form, because, it is latent in all the previous forms including the electron. In other words, the different forms in the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms are nothing but the human form in its latent state which becomes completely manifested gradually as a human being in a human body.
The compact latent human form takes four straight turns and afterwards, one inverse turn (five turns in all) before it becomes completely manifested. In order to understand these five turns, we must glance at some of the species
Stone is the first important form which is visible to the naked eye. Every stone has eyes
Stone is the first important form which is visible to the naked eye. Every stone has eyes, nose, mouth, hands and feet, in fact a complete body, exactly like the human body; but as it is compact to the last degree, it is extremely latent in this form. It is like the cloth doll which can be made to resemble an uneven piece of stone when it is carefully folded up. With the evolution from the stone, these imperceptible, compact parts of its body begin getting unfolded. In the metal kingdom, they are still invisible to the naked eye; but in the vegetable kingdom, the crude manifestation of the latent form is perceptible to some extent.
The latent form in the stone evolves with the head going towards the ground and the feet rising up, gradually becoming upside down in the vegetable kingdom with the head completely underneath the ground and the feet straight up, as is the case with a tree. The tree form is the FIRST TURN of this latent human form. Observe the tree carefully. The mesh of roots are the hairs on the head of the tree. The mouth is there, though latent, and so it is not seen by the naked eye. Water and manure are given to the trees in order that they may drink and eat at their bottoms, and not on their tops, for their mouths are underneath the ground. The entire portion, from throat upwards, of the body of every tree stands above the ground. The lowest visible portion of the trunk is the throat of the tree, and the remaining trunk is its main body. The bigger branches are its hands and feet, and the smaller branches are the fingers of its hands and feet.
The Beyond the Beyond State of God
This vacuum is absolute in its entirety; vacuum alone prevails and there is an entire absence of the Nothing as well as of the Everything. This is therefore called the “Divine, Absolute Vacuum,” and it is not born of Illusion, but it is born of Reality.