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Lilas of Maharajji

The Lilas of Maharajji Section of contains book reports, stories from books about the lilas (Play of the Gods) of Neem Karoli Baba / Neeb Karori Baba, and stories about Maharajji's lilas that are not in any books.

Maharaj-ji Saved the Governor

His second visit was important to me - not because of the abuses hurled at me or the temper shown, but for a new revelation. In this period, the big politicians were not coming to Babaji, yet rarely had he been so particular about the cleanliness of his room and temple premises and the controlling of the movements of people round his room. He had the door to the Mothers' rooms locked to keep them inside. Then Babaji told us that the Governor would be coming with a big party. "His son has married a Swiss girl. Her parents, with other members of their family, are coming to meet me and visit your ashram. They are very clever people with keen observations, not like you.

The Story of Bhabania

There were rumors going around the ashrarn that Bhabania's opponents were seeking the intervention of Seth Jaipuria, an eminent industrialist and devotee of Babaji who had financed the construction of the Hanuman temple. He was interested in the proper running of the temple by a competent pujari and used to acquaint himself with the running of the temple by occasional visits and reports from others. Bhabania's opponents went to him with their reports. When Bhabania came to know that Shrijaipuria would come any day to see things for himself, he lost the strength and courage inspired in him by Babaji. He could not face the new challenge coming or struggle against it. The old days had returned with a plethora of troubles.

Babaji Leaves at Night

Sometimes during our nightly satsang. Babaji used to visit us in our room, where we were busy with our talk. One night, more than an hour had passed and we were still talking when Babaji entered the hall, sat down on Sukla's bed and began counting the layers of bedding. Babaji said, "You are enjoying much luxury here."

Everyone laughed at the joke, but Sukla was much moved and said with tears in his eyes, "This is my Didi's house, so I have got them."

Talaya Baba

Another clue came from Sri S. N. Sang. the principal of Birla College at Nainital and a great devotee of Babaji. He was very dear to us, and we sought his company whenever he was in Kainchi or Allahabad. Once he came to Allahabad and spent four days with us. He narrated his first experience as a little school boy reading in a public school in the Punjab.

Sanctity of Prasad

Babaji was talking about the sanctity of the prasad, saying, "It is the way the gods show their grace to you; they can do miracles through their prasad. But how can they do it when you do not have any faith in its sanctity. For you, it is just like any other eatable which you are always pouring in your mouth. When you do not accept it as prasad, how can you take the taste of it? You must not refuse when anyone offers prasad to you. You may not eat it, but you can give it away to others.

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