No Sufi Dancing Allowed

Neem Karoli Baba MaharajjiOne of the funniest stories I can convey about being with Baba was a group of devotees started spontaneously doing a Sufi circle dance in the middle of the courtyard at the temple in Kainchi.

They were whirling and screaming out Sufi stuff about God knows what, spinning back and forth in a circle. Probably there was some Allah talk.

Maharajji came out of his office and started screaming at them to stop immediately. Needless to say that was the beginning and end of Sufi dancing at the temple.

The people who organized it, (they shall remain nameless) faded into the background, then everything was as right as rain.

The last thing you wanted to do was piss him off, of course that's what I did on my first darshan, but that's a story for another time.

- Ira Rose