On 22 and 27 May 1926, Baba explained:


If someone were to ask me who is greater Tukaram or Ishwar [God], Zoroaster or Ahuramazda, Jesus or God the Father, I would answer emphatically that Tukaram, Zoroaster, and Jesus are greater. In fact, they are the Greatest of the Great because by being a Sadguru or the Avatar they render infinite service to the universe and suffer infinitely by taking upon themselves the burden of the world's infinite amount of sanskaras, which God does not do since he is not conscious of the world. Undoubtedly, a conscious divine person such as Tukaram or Zoroaster, compared to the unconscious [of the world], formless Ishwar or Ahuramazda, is definitely greater!


Zoroaster was actually God in human form. In order to work in creation, he had to come down as man among illiterate, fanatical, and hot-tempered humanity. Had Zoroaster told them to worship him, they would have denounced, harassed, and murdered him. They would have thought him an enormous egotist and absolutely crazy. So he taught them to pray to formless God. But in reality, by worshiping formless God, they were worshiping him; and consequently they gained the impression that Ahuramazda was greater than Zoroaster.


Likewise, Jesus did not only claim that "I and my father are one" but he also held out the possibilities of that blessed Union for all who could do away with lust, avarice, and anger. And he also advised meditation upon the Almighty with love.



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