The Heart of Every Lover:
Weekly Offerings

June 10, 2022
Meher Nazar Publications collection
"My center is the heart of every lover. 
Every lover with a heart that loves Baba is a center."

Meher Baba 
At Meher Center, 1956
Dear Meher Center Family and Friends,

Much love from Meher Center. Recently, a friend shared this story with me, which I want to pass along. It takes place at Guruprasad in Poona on May 23, 1960.

"One day, D. D. Kashyap, 50, a Bombay film director, came for darshan in the morning and stayed for two hours. Baba remarked to him, 'I know everything. Even then, I want you to introduce yourself to me. All this is to meet you on your level. I am happy to see you. Are you happy? Have you any worry?' Kashyap said, 'Nothing special.'

"'When one attains a human form, whether well placed in life or not, worries in a way become inevitable, but one should not succumb to them.'

"Kashyap said, 'Formerly, I was well placed in life and high in the film world as well. During these last few years, however, I've had to experience many ups and downs. And today, as I have the fortune to sit at your holy feet, I realize all the more that whatever has happened was worthwhile, and that it was all the will of God.'

"Pleased, Baba commented: 'This is a good way of understanding events in life. Read God Speaks. If you understand it properly, you will grasp what I am saying. You will find that there is nothing in the world to worry about. Whatever happens, happens due to impressions or sanskaras. Sanskaras make the dream of creation appear to be real and lasting and create undue worries.

"'The so-called good times are like happy dreams. Owing to the congenial atmosphere, they become a long and pleasant sight, and you want to enjoy them more and more. But when you awake from sleep, you find that the world of dreams has no value.

"'Bad times are like frightening dreams. You crave to remove yourself from such situations as early as possible. For example, if a tiger leaps right onto you in your dream, you awaken instantaneously.

"'It is God's Plan to awaken everyone from the Dream of Creation and make him live in Him and experience His infinite bliss. The law of opposites operates unfailingly to stage the so-called good and bad times. And in His compassion, God leads everyone and everything toward Himself, Who is beyond good and evil. So, there is really not a thing to worry over.

"'I am Eternal Bliss. I eternally suffer too for those who remain steeped in ignorance, as the being of everything and everyone in illusion.'

"The director told Baba part of the story of his recent film, Maya, about a wealthy boy who falls in love with a poor slum girl and uses his wealth and influence to help the poor. 

"Baba commented: 'If you read God Speaks you will have a wider view of the spiritual panorama of the Divine Drama which reveals the secret of creation. The entire creation is a "Game of Love" or leela [divine sport] which God enjoys at His own cost!

"'In the motion picture industry, you should also introduce spiritual truths, but do so gradually. This is the need of the time. If you become successful in it, it will be profitable to you in both ways, materially and spiritually. However, while directing or producing such films keep in mind that, except God, everything is illusion. Then the work will not bind you, and the heart will become more and more pure to reveal God's treasure.

"'One Persian couplet states the following:

God the Beloved says to the lover:
Vacate your abode of its millions of strangers;
Then only, will I enter. I feel shy of strangers!
And who are the strangers? Wants, desires, thoughts! 

"'They are all so compressed within you that they leave no room for God the Beloved, whom you would invite in.

"'As the strangers begin to leave the heart, it becomes cleaner and purer. Then God peeks into it, and His all-loving glance wipes out all worries. And the glimpse of God that one experiences leaves no scope for any doubts about His sweet will that manifests through "good" and "bad" times.'"*

In Baba’s love and service,

Buz Connor
For Meher Center board and staff

*Lord Meher, Online Edition, by Bhau Kalchuri, pp.4669-4671
Lovers' Offerings
Family Letters #29
Read by Bruce Felknor

These are readings of a collection of letters written by Mani, Meher Baba’s sister, to the Western family of Baba lovers between 1956 and 1969.
"He was so God and so human"
This is the first of a series of talks by Bill LePage, who was a fixture at Youth Sahavas for many years. Given on Center during the summer of 2015, it begins with Bill talking about chivalry as an important quality to strive for—and how Baba managed to perfectly demonstrate the spirit of chivalry in His own life. Then, Bill moves on to Baba’s visit to Australia in 1958, and the powerful and often humorous incidents that arose in spending time with the God-man: from stewing about prune preparation to getting locked out of his house and climbing through the kitchen window to let Baba in. 

Video, 1:06:49
Meher Center, Dilruba Reading Room, May 27, 2015
Courtesy of the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California
"Intense love for God was created in ours hearts"
In part one of this audio, Aloba (Ali Akbar Shapurseman) talks about his arrival in India in 1927 to attend Prem Ashram, Meher Baba's ashram school for boys, without even knowing who Meher Baba was. He narrates the experience of longing and love while with Baba and the restlessness that the boys experienced while away from Him. Filled with great details about the teachings, schedules and vignettes from Prem Ashram, this talk is a unique glimpse into the lives of the boys that were obviously chosen by the Avatar of the age.

Audio, 34:48
Meherazad, India, August 16, 1987
Courtesy of the Avatar Meher Baba Center of Southern California