Lalitamba is a collection of modern devotional literature. It includes writings from around the world that have been inspired by many different faiths. Hinduism, Sufism, Judaism, and Buddhism, to name a few. The beloved Bhau Kalchuri, one of Meher Baba's closest disciples, shares his story of learning to write ghazals, a form of devotional poetry widely used by Sufi mystics, as well as several of his poems. Others share verse in praise of saints and gurus, as well as writings that explore the nature of creation, light, and presence. The collection explores not only our relationship with the Divine but also with each other. Fantasy writer Carol Emshwiller shares a story "The Meaning of the Fields," in which the narrator searches the mountains and a storybook town for true romance, only to stumble upon the perfect compromise. J. Roman's moving tale "My Best Friend in Jail Is Gay" tells of two prison inmates whose lives are transformed by their friendship. M. L. Cordle offers an essay about her relationship with a locust tree that has been struck by lightning. The power and beauty of the collection is the realization that all we need to be free is here, now, within our own hearts. Shinjo Ito's cover image is titled, "Felicitations," or Be Happy. May all beings be happy and free from suffering. May we all live in peace together.