The Third World Prachar Project is formed to help spread Guru Maharaj Ji's Knowledge and to put spiritual discourse about that Knowledge into the field of reference of Third World Peoples, through creative art forms as well as direct social service.
We are concerned with, and committed to, the Ultimate Consciousness which does not allow for distinctions based upon race or social class. We aim to direct our commitment to this Supreme Consciousness in selfless action to humanity so that we may work together in an effort to meet the challenge brought on by racial conditioning, which leads to oppression and repression.
As Brothers and Sisters of Love, Unity, and Self-Determination, our function is to act as a medium of cultural exchange on an international level, between People of diverse backgrounds, through representing Third World Cultures
In the spiritual world there is already harmony and peace, and by the Grace of Guru Maharaj Ji we know the method which unites mind, body and soul and allows the individual to serve humanity in an effort to bring about harmony and brotherhood to the world.
In conclusion, we aim to dedicate to this cause the results of our experience of the eternal peace and perfection which makes us human beings.
On May 25th, thirty premies assembled in Washington, D.C. at a convention called by Jamie Lane, a black premie who has done extensive traveling to premie communities. The purpose was to discuss the means for best spreading Knowledge among minority or "Third World" people. Premies from New York, Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, Albany, Davenport, Indianapolis, Boston, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati arrived at the black Community Center on Elm Street and proceeded to the conference room of a local church for the first meeting. The outcome of their meeting was the formation of a new branch of DUO aptly named Third World Prachar.
One very thoughtful brother challenged the whole concept of the gathering and in the process echoed certain fears we'd been encountering all along.
"Why do we need a separate group of premies to propagate among black people?" he asked. "What is the purpose of Third World Prachar?"
One black delegate put it like this: "We're talking color for the benefit of the people in the street who live in a color point of view. Everything is color to them. They don't know that what they call white is not white. They are not even black but they don't know that. There is not white or black there is just light. We don't talk color so that we will get involved in it. It is simply because we are trying to pull people to Knowledge so that this color craziness can be removed. Try not to forget this."
MIND CREATES DUALITY, GOD CREATES EQUALITY
At the opening satsang program, Mahatma Vijayanand voiced the theme of the conference:
"This Knowledge has the power to make you recognize who you really are. We talk about so many mysticisms, so many denominations and traditions, so many communities and different sects. But all these communities have no power to make us equal. They have the power the black and white, just like a camera: you take a camera, the picture always comes black and white, never only black, never only white. The Knowledge is just like this: you put the black and white into that Knowledge and you will find there is one picture."
With Mahatma Ji's satsang in mind, on the last day we dealt with the specific issues of organization, and the practical means of communicating love through action in Third World communities.