Henry J. Strutton, editor of the Occult Review magazine, came to meet Baba (Sept. 1931). Explaining about the role of the intellect and the heart, Baba stated:
There is a vast difference between the intellect and the heart. It would be wonderful if both were used for the highest good, but to have only intellect with a dry heart is of no use. The supremacy of the heart over the intellect is best.
Compared to a religious hypocrite, an honest atheist is preferred. Books give only the outer husk; Real Knowledge is not derived from books. Real Knowledge is the Guru’s gift, but it is not given without paying the price of love – loving. Love has great powers, and love is the shortest and easiest path to Self-Realization. Only through love can Realization be attained.
Lord Meher, American ed., Bhau Kalchuri, Vol. 4, p. 1434.