About the Role of Sadhus

Neem Karoli Baba Maharajji

About the role of sadhus, Babaji was emphatic.

"Their tasks are distinct from those of householders and social workers. It is not for them to enter into your kitchen to prepare food for you and your God, nor to open the cowsheds to attend to sick cows. These works can be easily done by others; sadhus are not needed for them. Their withdrawal from the day-to-day lives of the people is of utmost importance to society.

The real help from sadhus comes when they are all engaged in their own task without getting involved in the quagmire of social life.

 Then and only then can society derive the greatest benefit from sadhus. It is for this reason you have to honor their roles, and allow them to do their work without any interference, not dragging them down to drive your chariot.

Their work is for the good of the whole creation.

The incense stick can give its odor by standing aloof, you need not take it before everyone to inhale its smell."