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Thorns Must Have Pricked the Lord's Feet

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiWe were going with Maharajji to Chitrakut.

As we entered the boundaries of a sacred place, Maharajji sat down, looked around, and said, “This is the place where Ram and Sita moved here and there.”

After he had moved a little further along the dry earth, a thorn pierced Maharajji's foot.

He bent down and pulled out the thorn, saying, “Many such thorns must have pricked the Lord's feet.”


Train Tickets Out the Window

Maharajji TrainMaharajji and a devotee had settled in for a journey into the first-class compartment of a train.

The devotee felt it would be safer if Maharajji held the tickets until the conductor came, so he gave them to Maharajji.

Maharajji  looked at them and said, “What is this for?” and threw them out of the window of a moving train. The devotee was shocked but said nothing.

As Maharajji continued his conversation, the devotee was worrying about the tickets and the conductor.

Finally the conductor knocked on the door and asked to see their tickets.

The devotee hesitated a moment and then told Maharajji that the conductor wanted to see the ticket.

Maharajji reached out toward the window and then handed the tickets to the devotee.

He laughed and said, “Is this what you were worried about?”

When I First Came to India

Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji"In 1967 when I first came to India, I brought with me a supply of LSD, hoping to find someone who might understand more about these substances than we did in the West.

When I had met Maharajji (Neem Karoli Baba), after some days the thought had crossed my mind that he would be a perfect person to ask.

The next day after having that thought, I was called to him and he asked me immediately, "Do you have a question?"

Of course, being before him was such a powerful experience that I had completely forgotten the question I had had in my mind the night before.

So I looked stupid and said, "No, Maharajji, I have no question."He appeared irritated and said, "Where is the medicine?"