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Miracle of Love

Stories About Neem Karoli Baba
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Hanuman Foundation
 | 
November, 1995
ISBN:
9781887474009
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$34.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Neem Karoli Baba was the funny little Indian man who ate several pills (“Will it make me crazy? Will it make me see God?”) of Sandoz LSD from the hands of one Richard Alpert, Ph.D. of Harvard in 1967. The acid seemed to have no effect, yet the meeting changed the course of Alpert’s life. Neem Karoli Baba became the guru to Ram Dass, as Alpert has since been known. And this lovely book is back in print, beautifully redesigned, including many new photos rarely seen before, with a new preface by Ram Dass.

There can be no biography of him. Facts are few stories many. He seems to have been known by different names in many parts of India, appearing and disappearing through the years. His Western devotees of recent years knew him as Neem Karoli Baba, but mostly as “Maharajji”—a nickname so commonplace in India that one can often hear a tea vendor addressed thus. Just as he said, he was ‘nobody.’...

Who he was was no more than the experience of him, the nectar of his presence, the totality of his absence—enveloping us now like his plaid blanket.

—Anjani

Miracle of Love is a collection of more than a thousand stories about Maharajji—stories about love, truth, compassion, service, healing, dharma, devotion, intimacy and grace. The book has been a profound vehicle for introducing thousands of people to Maharajji and for re-kindling him in the hearts of many who already know him. The mystery and sweetness of Spirit and of this great soul’s life infuse every page.

The stories and quotes included in this volume are part of a practice. It is known in the East as Guru-kripa, or the path of the Grace of the Guru. It does not suggest that the true Guru does anything to you. Rather it is a path in which just opening to the existence of such a being allows you to know your very life as Grace. The Guru is like a doorway beyond which one catches hold of a view of the Truth.

—from the preface by Ram Dass

Publisher’s Description: 

"There can be no biography of him. Facts are few, stories many. He seems to have been known by different names in many parts of India, appearing and disappearing through the years. His western devotees of recent years knew him as Neem Karoli Baba, but mostly as "Maharajji" - a nickname so commonplace in India that one can often hear a tea vendor addressed thus. Just as he said, he was ’nobody.’ The briefest, simplest stories were his teachings. Sometimes he sat in silence . . . but bliss and peace poured down on us.-Anjani "In 1967 I met Neem Karoli Baba, a meeting which changed the course of my life. In the depth of his compassion, wisdom, humor, power and love I found human possibility never before imagined.an extraordinary integration of spirit and form. I was with him only briefly, for he left his body in 1973. Still he entered my heart as living truth, and his presence continues to enrich and guide my life ."-Ram Dass

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