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?"

I was confused but Bhagavan Dass suggested," Maybe he means the LSD." I asked and Maharajji nodded. The bottle of LSD was in the car and I was sent to fetch it. When I returned I emptied the vial of pills into my hand. In addition to the LSD there were a number of other pills for this and that - diarrhea, fever, a sleeping pill, and so forth. He asked about each of these.