Meher Baba, Sri
|Birthname||Merwan Sheriar Irani|
|born on||25 February 1894 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )|
|Place||Poona, India, 18n32, 73e52|
|Timezone||LST m80e15 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||06°23' 07°52 Asc. 04°25'|
Indian religious figure who was known as "The Silent Guru." At the age of 19, in January 1914, he met a very old Muslim woman who was locally revered as a saint, named Hazrat Babajan, who kissed him on the forehead. The event affected him profoundly, leaving him visibly dazed, and he gave up his normal activities. After that he contacted other spiritual figures, who, along with Babajan, he later said were the five "Perfect Masters" of the age. In late 1921, at the age of 27, after living for seven years with Upasni, Merwan started to attract a following of his own. His early followers gave him the name "Meher Baba", meaning "Compassionate Father".
He moved into silence on 10 July 1925 and did not speak until his death. To communicate, he spelled on the alphabet board words with quick fingers such words as "I am the Supreme Spirit." From 1954 he used unique sign language gestures rather than the alphabet board. He died on 31 January 1969.
Bob Mulligan quotes his family and his disciples, obtained when Mulligan visited India in 1976: February 25, 1894, 5:00 AM Madras time. (Minus 5 hrs 21 min = February 24, 23:39 GMT)
(Sabian Symbols No.667 has the same date and time but for Bombay, India. Same from Rudhyar in AA 3/1938 and from Ralph Kraum in "Best of the NAJ 1979.")
- Traits : Body : Voice/Speech (Silent for 44 years)
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ eastern
- Vocation : Religion : Spiritual Leader/ Guru
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book