Eastern Spirituality

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Neem Karoli Baba or Neeb Karori Baba (died September 11, 1973), also known to followers as Maharaj-ji, was a Hindu guru and devotee of the Hindu deity Hanuman. He is known outside India for being the guru of a number of Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 1970s, the most well-known being the spiritual teachers Ram Dass and Bhagavan Das, and the musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. His ashrams are in Kainchi, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Shimla, Bhumiadhar, Hanuman Gadi, Lucknow, Delhi in India and in Taos, New Mexico, USA.

Neem Karoli Baba left his home around the time when his youngest child (daughter) was eleven (1958) and wandered extensively throughout northern India as a sadhu. During this time he was known under many names including Lakshman Das, Handi Wallah Baba, and Tikonia Walla Baba. When he did tapasya and sadhana at Bavania in Gujarat, he was known as Tallaiya Baba. In Vrindavan, local inhabitants addressed him by the name of Chamatkari Baba (miracle baba).

He was a lifelong adept of bhakti yoga, and encouraged service to others (seva) as the highest form of unconditional devotion to God.

Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Taos, New Mexico: www.nkbashram.org

Example video: Maharajji tells Raghvindra Das to "Meditate like Christ"

Example via www.ramdass.org: The Bees Come Uninvited

Example via www.ramdass.org: Darshan: A Meeting of the Spirit

Example via www.mindpodnetwork.com: Neem Karoli Baba – The Heart of Love

Example via www.mindpodnetwork.com: Discovering the Path of the Heart

Glossary Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z