“Tear away the curtain of set ceremonies and rituals” – Part 3 (Final)

Baba’s unique leela was to tear away the veil of ceremonies and rituals, and he used Meher Dham in Nauranga, Hamirpur, and Mehersthan in Kovvur, Andhra, as his medium. While remaining free of dogmas and tenets, Meher Baba has shown the way for humanity to offer loving and sincere worship to God, and Ramalingeshwara Rao fully accepted what Eruch wrote. With the establishment of Meher Dham and Mehersthan, people were awakened to what true worship is, and their traditional doctrines and religious dogmas and ceremonies were gradually abandoned.

Expanding on his remarks to Ramalingeshwara Rao, Baba commented:

I have nothing to do with Vedic rites, rituals and customs. I want my lovers in Mehersthan to perform bhajan-kirtan, sing hymns, dance out of sheer joy and, if they feel like it, to roll in the dust! One can even offer his own prayers. But I do not want age-old outworn mantras to be recited, nor any formal ceremonies to be observed in my House of Worship. It should be a “Welcoming Day” instead of an Opening Day in Mehersthan. I have declared several times before that I have come to abolish ceremonies, all formal and set religious rites and rituals, and that I am above all religions!

-www.lordmeher.org, p4919
Dec, 1962; Meherazad

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