Resisting Baba's Influence

Neeb Karori Baba MaharajjiI first heard about Baba while I was teaching in Ghorakhal. One day in 1966 I decided to go for his darshan. As soon as I went into Maharaj ji's kuti, he said, "Come, Srivastava, come," and told the devotees present, "He belongs to Ayodhya. His father works in the Water Works Department."

Considering I had never met him before, I was surprised and impressed by his words. After that I went to Kainchi ashram to see him often, and each time the impression he left on me deepened.

My guru had initiated me into the Nanak Shahi mantra, and I recited it every day. Once, when I came to Kainchi to see Baba, I deliberately sat behind other visitors. I was having his darshan and simultaneously reciting my guru mantra. Baba called me to him again and again and gave me fruit.

Present On Call

Neeb Karori Baba MaharajjiOne day Maharaj ji arrived at the house of Devkamta Dixit ji in Kanpur. Before 4 a.m. the next morning they both left by car for Prayag, Allahabad.

It was very foggy and visibility was poor. Feeling that it was too early to travel, Dixit ji suggested that they spend  more time in Kanpur. Baba didn't say anything, so the car continued on for another two kilometers. Near Chakeri, Baba suddenly directed the driver to drive through the gates leading to a bungalow.

As soon as the car entered, Hiralal Sah "Habba" came out to welcome Baba.

Go Away From Here

Neeb Karori Baba MaharajjiAfter attending a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee in Ranikhet, Minister Jagan Prasad Rawat went to have Baba's darshan at Bhumiadhar along with many other people.

Maharaj gave them a lot of prasad, and while the minister wanted to stay with Baba for sometime longer, all of a sudden Baba said, "Go away. Go away from here immediately."

The minister followed his instructions and went to Nainital. Hardly had he sat down in his room when there was a severe earthquake.

Prasad for Tewari

Neeb Karori Baba MaharajjiOne day Bhuvan Chandra Tewari, a clerk at the Roadways bus station in Bhowali, was sent to replace another worker at the Brewery station.

He left home without having anything to eat that day and was so busy at the station that he continued working on an empty stomach.

Maharaj was in Bhumiadhar and could not bear a devotee going hungry. At about 2 p.m. he sent a basket packed full of puris and spicy potatoes for Tewari with a bus conductor going via Bhumiadhar to Brewery. Tewari felt Baba's kind-heartedness and shared that prasad with everyone there.

Go, The Test Is Over

Godawari went to Kainchi to see Baba one day and saw him giving out mangoes there was a small packet of cloves among them. When all the mangoes had been distributed, Baba picked up that packet.

He told the visitors who brought the mangoes, "You, husband and wife, quarrel a lot. The wife should attend to her husband and the husband should not lose his temper unnecessarily."

Then, giving the husband the packet containing cloves, Baba said, "Yesterday at your house you were talking about giving me a test. Now go, the test is over."