Dnyaneshwar's Gita Chapter 13
Lord Meher 3392 Divine Manifestations
August 18th was the first full day of meetings in lower Meherabad. For the three days prior to this, Baba had been with the men at lower Meherabad from 7:30 to 11 A.M., and with the women up the Hill from 11 to 7 P.M. Mehera, Mani, Goher and Meheru had accompanied Baba to Meherabad from Meherazad on August 15th, 16th and 17th. From this day onwards Baba would be spending the entire time with the men at lower Meherabad.
Baba's repeated prayers to God and his assertions about being liable for the mandali's responsibilities reached a climax on August 18th. Immediately upon his arrival from Meherazad at 6:50 A.M. he instructed Donkin, Khak Saheb, Kaikobad and Kalemama to be ready with copies of the Bible, Koran, Avesta and Bhagavad Gita. After a talk with Nariman and Meherjee, Baba called the four mandali "priests" – representing a Christian priest, a Zoroastrian dastur, an Islamic mullah and a Hindu pandit – and had them stand on his right. Kaikobad was first asked to do the kusti (sacred thread ceremony) and audibly read the usual prayer for five minutes. Then Donkin read the crucifixion of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. Khak Saheb offered namaz (prayers), and Kalemama completed the readings by repeating the seven shlokas of the Tenth Adyaya from the Bhagavad Gita.
The following are excerpts from Dnyaneshwar's Gita:
Krishna: "Listen! I shall explain to you my divine self-manifestations;
those only that are prominent, for there is no end to my extent.
"I am the Self, Arjuna, abiding in the heart of all beings; and I am the beginning and the middle of beings, and the end as well!
"I am that which is the seed of all creatures, Arjuna,
there is nothing that could exist without existing through me, whether moving or not moving.
"There is no end to my divine manifestations, Arjuna.
This has been declared by me as an example of the extent of my manifestations.
"Whatever manifested being that is glorious and vigorous, indeed, understand that in every case
he originates from a fraction of my splendor.
"But what is this extensive knowledge to you, Arjuna?
I support this entire universe constantly with a single fraction of myself."
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