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The Silent Messenger

The Life and Work of Meher Baba

Tom Hopkinson, Dorothy Hopkinson


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The Silent Messenger charts the life of Meher Baba, the Indian spiritual Master who famously declared: "Don't worry, be happy," and "I have come not to teach, but to awaken. Meher Baba's life and teachings move through Vedantism, Sufism, Christianity and Buddhism. Uniquely, Baba gave all this to the world whilst remaining silent for 44 years. The Meher Baba Association presents the final book by Sir Tom and Lady Dorothy Hopkinson, which depicts the extraordinary facts of Meher Baba's life and work, illustrated by judiciously chosen excerpts from his teachings and the insights of many of those who were closest to him.

Mantra Books, 9781789040562, 328pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2019

About the Author

Sir Tom Hopkinson and Lady Dorothy Hopkinson were followers of Meher Baba and they were key figures in the UK Meher Baba Association, leaving the organisation the rights to their final book The Silent Messenger. In life Sir Hopkinson was a prolific journalist and editor in Britain and Africa, and a determined campaigner for social reform. Lady Hopkinson lived a varied life amongst many notable artists of the day before the outbreak of war, going on to study the new science of psychoanalysis. Dorothy played a significant role in Tom's professional and literary life, and in 1974 they co-wrote Much Silence: Meher Baba his life and work, first published by Gollancz.