On accusation of mass hypnotism Baba explained.
In mass hypnotism (by others), the effect on the masses is temporary, but my effect on them is permanent. In mass hypnotism by others, the effect is on the mind; but in my working, it is the *soul* that is affected and advanced. There are certain Yogis in India, who, for their self-interest, hypnotise the minds of people coming in their contact, and get their objects fulfilled. What happens? People whose minds are thus hypnotised, after being free from the temporary effects neither gain nor lose spiritually, even if, during hypnotism, they are made to commit the worst of sins or crimes. Their spiritual position however remains the same.
(The answer; conversation with Meher Baba: P 34)