Meher Baba's Lectures to the Meher Ashram Boys in 1927–28
by Meher Baba
From the Introduction
Without a doubt Creation and its Causes will claim a major place in the body of Meher Baba’s literary oeuvre. Yet equally remarkable as the lectures themselves is the context in which they arose. For their audience was not comprised of seasoned disciples and mature students of Baba’s teachings, as the highly metaphysical character of these lectures might lead one to imagine. Rather, the recipients of this rarefied content were school boys, most of them in their early to middle teens.
In 1927, the life of Meherabad underwent a profound change as Baba reoriented his activities around the newly founded boarding school, the Meher Ashram. The major body of discourse material descending from this new phase consists in thirty-four lectures collected in a manuscript entitled “Shree’s Explanations on Creation and the Universe” and published here as Creation and its Causes.
In the evening on most nights between late November 1927 and mid-January 1928, Meher Baba regaled the students of the Meher Ashram with accounts of the creation of the universe, the evolution of form and consciousness, cosmology and what we could call “mystical astronomy,” and the involutionary path to God.
Hardback | 775 pages | illustrations, photographs, original correspondence | 2022