On March 18th, (1955) Baba began signing approximately five hundred title
pages of the book God Speaks, soon to be published in America. (1)
The following is the promotional book review of God Speaks written by
the scholar W. Y. Evans-Wentz, entitled The Uniqueness and Paramount
Value of God Speaks:
No other Teacher in our own time or in any known past time has so
minutely analyzed consciousness as Meher Baba has in God Speaks.
Occidental psychology, especially under the illustrious leadership of
Dr. [Carl] Jung, has made great advances in the study of the
unconscious and of the dream-state, but because of its necessary
adherence to conservative methods of scientific research it has not
been able, as yet, to fathom the Deep of the Seer. So, for the science
circumscribed psychologist, God Speaks should prove to be of paramount
importance in inspiring further progress on the psychological pathway.
Correlatively, noteworthy in particular is Part VIII, on the Evolution
of Consciousness, and Part IX, on the Ten States of God, to which is
attached a diagram linking together “the most generally accepted Sufi,
Vedantic and Christian mystical equivalents.” As a whole, the book
marks clear the at-one-ment of the essentials of the various historic
religions in the light of the gnosis of the Sufis.
Meher Baba’s enlightening treatise adds much to the sum total of
learning and contributes incalculably to the enrichment of mankind
for, as the sages of Asia teach, the most intrinsically valuable of
all riches, and greater than all mundane wealth, is Right Knowledge.
Nowhere is Meher Baba’s wisdom more succinctly set forth than in his
Conclusion, on page 176: “To understand the infinite, eternal Reality
is NOT the Goal of individualized beings in the Illusion of Creation,
because the Reality can never be understood; it is to be realized by
(1) The signing of the title pages was to raise funds to pay for the
printing of the book. Although Dodd, Mead of New York was the
publishing company, Sufism Reoriented financed GOD SPEAKS.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 13, p. 4599.