Neem Karoli Baba is also know famous with other name Neeb Karori Baba, and is called “Maharaj ji” by His followers. Maharaj ji’s teachings were simple and universal. He normally said, “Sub Ek” — All is One. He taught us to “love everybody, serve everybody, remember God, and tell the truth.” Strongly devoted with Hanuman, the Hindu God as a monkey, Maharaj ji “taught” in an exceptionally personalized, non-traditional way that reflected the profound dedication of the bhakti way of the heart.
Neem Karoli Baba left his home around the time when his youngest daughter was eleven (1958) and wandered extensively all through northern India as a sadhu. Amid this period he was known under many names including Lakshman Das, Handi Wallah Baba, and Tikonia Walla Baba. When he did tapasya and sadhana at Bavania in Gujarat, he was known as Tallaiya Baba. In Vrindavan, inhabitants called him by the name of Chamatkari Baba (miracle baba).
Neem Karoli Baba died near about 1.15 a.m. in the early morning hours of September 11, 1973 in a hospital at Vrindavan, India after slipping into a diabetic coma. He had been returning by night train to Kainchi close Nainital, from Agra where he had gone to heart specialist due to encountering pains in his chest. He and his travelling allies had landed at Mathura railway station where he started shaking and asked for being taken to Vrindavan.
They took him to the emergency room at the hospital. In the hospital the doctor gave him injections and put a oxygen mask over his face. The hospital staff said that he was in a diabetic coma however that his heartbeat was fine. Maharajji energized and pulled the oxygen mask off his face and the blood pressure measuring band from his arm, saying, “Bekar (futile).” Maharajji requested Ganga water. As there was none, they brought him regular water. He then repeated a few times, “Jaya Jagadish Hare” (Hail to the Universe’s Lord),” every time in a lower pitch. His face turned out to be extremely peaceful, all indications of pain vanished. He was dead.
After returning to the United States, Ram Dass and Larry Brilliant established the Seva Foundation, an international health organization situated in Berkeley California that is committed to applying the teachings of Neem Karoli Baba toward ending world poverty. One of Seva’s most noteworthy achievements is to have helped return eyesight to more than 3.5 million blind people experiencing cataract blindness in nations like Tibet, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia and all through Central and South America and Africa. The organization also has a Native American Community Health Program that works to battle an epidemic of diabetes in Native communities all through the United States.
Facts About Neem Karoli Baba
Kainchi Dham is a small temple complex located on the banks of the Kosi, a river in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
This place came to spotlight after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the most recent week’s townhall meet, that Steve Jobs had prescribed he visit Neem Karoli Baba’s (Maharajji) ashram in Kainchi.
Zuckerberg visited the ashram during an era when he and Facebook were experiencing a tough time. The Facebook founder had reached here with only a book in his hand and he was supposed stay here for one day but he spent through two days.
1. Neem Karoli Baba was born in Akbarpur town of Firozabad district in Uttar Pradesh in a simple Brahmin family.
2. When he was 11, Neem Karoli Baba was married to a Brahmin young lady. After his marriage, he left out his home and wandered all through the India as a sadhu and was known by numerous names.
3. It is trusted that when Neem Karoli Baba was 17 years of age, he knew everything.
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