Followers (lovers) of Avatar Meher Baba have the incalculable spiritual blessing of having established a connection with the Highest of the High. The Avatar is the same as the Buddha, the Christ, the Prophet and the innumerable incarnations of God that have taken birth and which will forever continue to take birth as the primary expression of Divine Mercy. The now-Avatar is Meher Baba.
Meher Baba has repeatedly explained that there is no comparison to the mercy and compassion of the God-Man. The saints and even the Perfect Masters cannot compare to the glory and function of the Avatar (whose most recent advent supplants the spiritual authority of all previous Avatars).
Why would Baba lovers think that there is some advantage to augmenting their relationship with the God-Man by becoming students of a sufi healing tradition? And more to the point, why would Baba lovers think that this would be pleasing to the Lord and Master when he has expressly forbidden such dilettantism?
Baba has repeatedly emphasized the necessity of “holding fast to his damaan” and not becoming enamored of the flickering and alluring lights of real or imaginary saints or Masters (and their teachings). He emphatically and unambiguously enjoined his lovers to remain completely loyal to his Presence which will fully endure for a hundred and more years after his dropping the body (which occurred in 1969).
Evidently, there are Baba lovers who think that they are missing out on special and important spiritual teachings not provided by the Master himself. This is a regrettable error: the Master is the Awakener whose love and mercy includes and surpasses all teachings.