: मेहेर बाबा, Urdu
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: مہر بابا), (February 25, 1894 – January 31, 1969), born Merwan Sheriar Irani, was an India
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n mystic and spiritual master who declared publicly in 1954 that he was the Avatar
In Hinduism, an avatar is a deliberate descent of a deity to earth, or a descent of the Supreme Being and is mostly translated into English as "incarnation," but more accurately as "appearance" or "manifestation"....
of the age.
Merwan Sheriar Irani was born in 1894 and led a normal childhood, showing no particularly strong inclination toward spiritual matters.
It is better to deny God, than to defy God.
The Silent Master, by Irwin Luck, p. 15