MEANWHILE, Lud Dimpfl of California had written asking permission to come visit, as he was being transferred to Iran on business. Lud, too, was in the petroleum business with Standard Oil Company. Baba had given his consent, and Lud arrived at 2:00 P.M. on May 25th (1960), and saw Baba for about an hour.

Lud Dimpfl returned the following day, and spent the morning and afternoon with Baba. At one point, Baba explained to him, “I am the Ocean of Love. So whatever you do with love pleases me. When love draws you to me, don’t ask for anything. Only love.

“If you want to ask me questions, you could have done so through correspondence. But now that you have come here, be a silent recipient.

“Ask and you lose! Love has no questions, and hence expects no answers. Love is ever eager to respond to the slightest wish of the Beloved Master. There is no scope for why and wherefore while obeying the Master. To those who want to follow the Perfect Master, Hafiz has said:

‘About what you hear from the Master,

never say it is wrong because, my dear,

the fault lies in your own incapacity to understand Him.’

“In another couplet, Hafiz says to the impatient lover:

‘O dear, separation and union are none of your business;

seek only to relinquish yourself utterly

to the will of the Beloved.’ ”

Lord Meher, Original Publication, Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 17, pp. 5751 – 5753.