Neem Karoli Baba (1900 – 11 September 1973) – known to his followers as Maharaj ji was a Hindu Guru and a devotee of Hindu Lord Hanuman. He is known outside India for being the spiritual master of a number of Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 70s, the most well-known being the spiritual teachers Ram Dass and Bhagavan Dass, and the famous musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. His ashrams in India are in Kainchi, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Shimla, Neem Karoli village near Khimasepur in Farrukhabad, Lucknow, Delhi; in Taos , New Mexico, US.
Notable Teachings of Neem Karoli Baba:
“You must accept the teachings of Christ and follow them. Christ said to be like a little child- never think or speak anything that could harm anyone.”
“Attachment is the strongest block to realization.”
“Clear the mind of all worldly things. If you can’t control your mind, how will you realize God?”
“The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.”
“See all women as mothers, serve them as your mother. When you see the entire world as the mother, the ego falls away.”
Even if a person hurts you, give him love. The worst punishment is to throw someone out of your heart… You should love everyone as God, and love each other. If you cannot love each other, you cannot achieve your goal.
God will give you everything you need for your spiritual development. Hold on to nothing.
“I don’t want anything. I exist only to serve others.”
“Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ.”
“Love is the strongest medicine. It is more powerful than electricity.”