During the 1950s Meher Baba traveled three more times to the West, reestablishing old ties and providing newcomers with the opportunity for his contact. During these visits he stayed at centers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Queensland, Australia that had been prepared for him by his lovers there. He passed through two serious automobile accidents, one in Oklahoma, U.S.A. in 1952 and the other in Satara, India in 1956. As he explained at the time, the Avatar or Christ in all his advents must take physical and spiritual suffering upon himself as a part of the crucifixion which he undergoes for the redemption of humanity. The injuries which Meher Baba sustained particularly from his second automobile accident contributed to the gradual decline in his health over the next decade.
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