Maharajji Saved the Governor

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiHis second visit was important to me - not because of the abuses hurled at me or the temper shown, but for a new revelation.

In this period, the big politicians were not coming to Babaji, yet rarely had he been so particular about the cleanliness of his room and temple premises and the controlling of the movements of people round his room.

He had the door to the Mothers' rooms locked to keep them inside.

The Story of Bhabania

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiThere were rumors going around the ashrarn that Bhabania's opponents were seeking the intervention of Seth Jaipuria, an eminent industrialist and devotee of Babaji who had financed the construction of the Hanuman temple.

He was interested in the proper running of the temple by a competent pujari and used to acquaint himself with the running of the temple by occasional visits and reports from others.

Bhabania's opponents went to him with their reports.

When Bhabania came to know that Shri Jaipuria would come any day to see things for himself, he lost the strength and courage inspired in him by Babaji.

Babaji Leaves at Night

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiSometimes during our nightly satsang. Babaji used to visit us in our room, where we were busy with our talk.

One night, more than an hour had passed and we were still talking when Babaji entered the hall, sat down on Sukla's bed and began counting the layers of bedding.

Babaji said, "You are enjoying much luxury here."
Everyone laughed at the joke, but Sukla was much moved and said with tears in his eyes, "This is my Didi's house, so I have got them."

Babaji said, "Your Didi is good, but she is generous to you and gives you five layers for your bed, but only three layers for mine."

Talaya Baba

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiAnother clue came from Sri S. N. Sang. the principal of Birla College at Nainital and a great devotee of Babaji.

He was very dear to us, and we sought his company whenever he was in Kainchi or Allahabad.

Once he came to Allahabad and spent four days with us.

He narrated his first experience as a little school boy reading in a public school in the Punjab.

Sanctity of Prasad

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiBabaji was talking about the sanctity of the prasad, saying,

"It is the way the gods show their grace to you; they can do miracles through their prasad.

But how can they do it when you do not have any faith in its sanctity.

For you, it is just like any other eatable which you are always pouring in your mouth.

When you do not accept it as prasad, how can you take the taste of it ?

You must not refuse when anyone offers prasad to you.

You may not eat it, but you can give it away to others.

But never refuse - that is an insult to the deity who has sent his prasad to you through someone's hand."

While talking like this, Hubbaji noticed that there were some particles of the jagannathji prasad which had fallen from someone's plate onto the ground.