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ON SPREADING BABA'S MESSAGE OF LOVE AND TRUTH

Eruch Jessawala

 

Satara
28 September 1955

Baba wants all His lovers to remember one thing: He does not want the Prachar (propaganda) of His name or His message of Love and Truth. Baba is always displeased with the propaganda value attached to anything connected with spirituality. What He wants is Prasar (propagation) of His Love and the Truth of Reality. 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 His 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 has repeatedly stressed that the greatest work one can do for Baba is for one to live the life of love, humility, sincerity, and selfless service. Live such a life without the least trace of hypocrisy or show — and Baba's work is done. The rest automatically follows without exertion or propaganda. Let the lover's own life be the poster for propaganda and let the lover's life itself spread Baba's message of Love and Truth. Such a love and such a life are vital; they carry the weight of the highest responsibility and have a vital force behind their thoughts, words, and deeds.

Of course, in the beginning, such an attitude towards life demands the highest type of discipline. This may seem as dry as dust, but it will automatically be transmuted into the very life of the lover — the kind of life and living which Baba desires all His lovers to have and spread among all other lovers of God.

To cultivate discipline for one's self, or to inculcate it into others, is not the responsibility of a teacher, guide, or guru; it requires self-determination and an honest effort from every lover of God. To begin with, it is best to remember Baba as often as possible without neglecting the responsibilities we have shouldered ourselves — family responsibilities, our own commitments, our jobs, and such other things that do count in this world, even though they have no foundation of their own in the domain of Reality.

 

LETTERS FROM THE MANDALI, Vol 2, pp. 3-4, ed. Jim Mistry
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