Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22 Nov 2020


How can there be a Human Incarnation or prophet of God in every generation when Baha'u'llah has said that the next prophet would come only after 1000 years?

[Śrī Anil asked: Swāmi a ‘Baha'u'llah’s devotee (Bahai faith) said that the followers of his faith agree that the essence of God is unknowable, but that they disagree with the idea that God fully incarnates into a human being. Instead, they say that God sends us Messengers (or Manifestations) that are perfect Mirrors of God, spiritually. However, they are ordinary humans physically, not God incarnate. Baha'u'llah declared in 1863 that He was the Messenger of God for the present age. He stated that God would not send another Messenger for the next 1000 years. If a messenger of God were to come now, then Baha’u’llah become a liar. Swāmi, how can one correlate God’s coming in every generation as an Incarnation with Bahaullah’s preaching?]

Swāmi replied: God comes in human form so that every generation gets the opportunity to meet Him and get all their doubts in spiritual knowledge directly clarified. God is not the partial divine Father to give the divine chance to only one generation because He is always impartial. As I have repeatedly said, ego and jealousy are the cataracts of the two eyes of the entire humanity and they prevent the recognition and acceptance of the contemporary Human Incarnation.