71-SPREAD HIS NAME AND WORK FOR HIS CAUSE
The two words Prachar (Publicity) and Prasar (Extension) 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 (Publicity) and opposite to it when this is meant for the benefit of others without any self interest is Prasar (Extension). This analysis is based on vocabulary and dictionaries.
According to Baba:
Baba was against any kind of publicity in His name. He even did allow to refute the blame against Himself or any punish the false detractor claiming to be Avatar. But Baba was not averse to Prasar 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.
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.
Let true workers become Baba's centres. And, for God's sake, for Baba's sake, beware of money. One pie taken from others with false pretensions makes one die a million deaths! Let principle in work and honesty in life prevail. If money is collected for Baba’s work and spent without being accounted, then all the work in the name of Divine cause must be stopped.
All those who love Me and want to work can share My message with others. Those who have money and can afford to go from place to place should spread My message of love in distant nooks and corners. Those who have little money can easily go around their own towns and, by living the life of love, inspire others to love God. Those who have no money, large families and no spare time, should share their love with their own family members and friends. Let Baba's love be the centre, the office, and the work.
It is better not to work for Baba if you have to differ and fight with one another.
You should not make any propaganda in My name. I do My work alone.
Don’t practice false propaganda. What your heart says and your conscience says about Me, pour out without hesitation. Be unmindful of whether you are ridiculed or accepted in pouring out your heart for Me to others. Do not rule out your conscience and do not exaggerate merely for propaganda.
Do not force anyone to attend Baba’s programme or thrust your opinion on them. Your work is to tell people who Baba is and clarify that Ram Bhakti is also Baba Bhakti. There should be no quarrel over Jai Ram or Jai Baba. But your faith should always be staunch.
For My work I need no one. And yet I tell you to be with Me and ask the workers in Andhra to work for me for four months. If you look back on My life and work, I never have anything permanent. Hospitals, schools, ashrams were constructed and pulled down, because I have no need of any establishment or organization. Yet I want workers. Why? To make people ready to receive what God will make Me give.
I want such persons who can demolish the roofs of low desires by spreading My message of love, so that when the time comes – like a cloudless day at twelve noon – people can receive the rays.
Do not get involved in controversies, societies, factions, or such affairs. I wish you to work wholeheartedly as one unit, as one center for four months. Just work and prepare people by informing them of the message of honesty, love and longing for God. Make them enthusiastic so that what God makes me give in December, they will be able to receive.
when you work wholeheartedly, God, Who is everywhere and knows everything, gives you rewards from Him without your asking. Even if I am the Devil, God will reward you according to your work!
God is free, independent; and to know Him, we must work wholeheartedly and with no reservation. One who is free does not like any reservation. If you work for Him honestly, with an open heart, God helps. Do not become a flatterer and never be dishonest to yourself and others. Be natural and honestly simple. I consider one as my center who loves Me wholeheartedly for the sake of love.
Lord Meher, 1st. ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 12, pp. 4198 – 4199.