60-DO NOT ENTER INTO POLITICS
Politics is diplomacy to prove oneself always right even for a wrong words or act. It always tends one to criticize opposition on any reasonable on unreasonable grounds and project oneself better than any other. It is extremely difficult rather impossible for many to remain honest in political life. Rare can withstand this test. Honesty is first step towards spirituality.
"What is politics but fraud? Whatever your own, honest, candid opinion might be, you have to act according to the creed of the party, (at times) against the voice of your conscience, and thus be dependent upon others for your actions, which is quite opposed to the fundamental principles of Truth."
Part of an explanation was given in 1926 to a small group of energetic and enthusiastic Swaraj (Indian independence) Party workers who arrived, including Shivram Paranjape, a celebrated journalist and freedom fighter. (Revised Lord Meher online, p. 720)
I have no connection with politics. All religions are equal to Me, and all castes and creeds are dear to me. But, although I appreciate all "isms," religious and political parties for the many good things that they seek to achieve, I do not and cannot belong to any of these "isms," religious or political parties. For the Absolute Truth, while equally including them, transcends all of them, and leaves no room for separate divisions which are all equally false. The unity of all life is integral and indivisible. It remains unassailable and inviolable in spite of all conceivable ideological differences. (Lord Meher-pp- 3192-1952)
On other occasion Baba said
Be above party politics and should bear malice and ill-will toward none.