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(Propaganda & Propagation)

Two words Prachar (propaganda) and Prasar (propagation) appear to be similar but there is vast difference. Any activity of expression or display for profit of self or a group amounts to Prachar (Propaganda) and opposite to it when this is meant for the benefit of others without any self interest is Prasar (propagation).This analysis is based on vocabulary and dictionaries.

According to Baba

Baba did not want the Prachar (propaganda) of His name or His message of Love and Truth. Baba was always displeased with the propaganda, value attached to anything connected with spirituality. He wanted is Prasar (propagation) of His Love and the Truth of Reality.

Baba's directive

Baba was against any kind of propaganda or publicity in His name. He even did allow refuting the blame against Himself or punishing the false detractor claiming to be Avatar. But Baba was not averse to Prasar (propagation) i.e. spreading of His name. He said to His lovers that you can spread My name telling others My name only. Let others hear My name and it is My responsibility to reach their heart through ear. You are not to preach My Philosophy. Do not insist the followers of any other sect or a Master to come to Meher Baba.

He also discoursed, His Love, which is for all alike should spread and envelop all without discrimination and the Prasar of His Love can only be achieved by exemplary lives of love and humility led by My lovers. Unless and until a lover of Baba lives such a life, it is impossible for any lover of Baba to do much in the field of Baba work.

Baba Himself asked His lovers to donate for His welfare activities but at same time He said Money has no consideration compared to obedience of My orders. Baba also stated to His workers that for My work (Prasar activity), if you think that money is the hindrance then better stop My work. A single pie collected in My name and misappropriated may cause million of births.

Live such a pure and simple life that others may get motivated by your behaviour and come to Me.