(July 1953) I do not say you should take my name. If you want to take the name of Ram, that is all right, but do you know who Ram was?
Chaurasia replied, “I only know that he is the Ancient One and is born on the physical plane from age to age.”
Ram has four states:
The state of Paratpar Parabrahma: In this state of Beyond- Beyond, God (Paramatma) is completely independent and absolutely free. He cannot even be called God in this state. This state is the root, the base, the source, but it is not used. It is an important state.
The Parabrahma state: This is the second important state of God. In this state, all God’s attributes exist. It is full of infinite bliss, infinite beauty, infinite love; it is the state of complete (divine) consciousness. It is devoid of the first state – God’s unconscious state. And to say it is the Paramatma state would also not be correct.
Jivatma state: This is the third state of God of you all sitting here – the drops of the same Infinite Ocean.
Shivatma state: When the jivatma is merged in Paramatma, he becomes Shiva. You are all drops. Paramatma is the Ocean. When this jivatma bubble bursts and becomes one with the Ocean, it is Shivatma. In others words, it is the state either of the Perfect Master or a majzoob. This soul can never have a fall from his highest divine state. This is the state of the seventh plane (Brahma Bhuwan) and is called the Shiva state. But when the Shivatma regains gross consciousness of the world, he is called the Sadguru.
The Ever-Conscious Paramatma of this fourth state, who comes down on this gross plane age after age when Maya is at its height, is called the Avatar. He is always the One, the same in whatever age and under whatever name he might have descended – Ram, Krishna or Buddha. There is a difference between a Sadguru and the Avatar, Rasool or Prophet. When a jivatma becomes Shivatma, and besides his divine consciousness regains gross consciousness, he is called a Sadguru – a man become God, Man-God. The Avatar has not to pass through the evolutionary or reincarnation processes. He is the Siddha-Purush, the Ancient One. Both have the same power, but from the viewpoint of their work on this gross plane, a vast difference exists in the work they do for the redemption of humanity.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, p. 4178