You Have to Sacrifice Something

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Once a Mother came to Maharaji and said, “Maharaji, you always talk about worldly things – how many children, how much education, which job, how much money. Why don’t you teach us about Brahm (the Formless)?” Maharaji said, “Okay, I’ll teach you.” The mother went off to do her work at Kainchi, and when it… Read more »

Maharaji and the Flowers

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On October 12, 1974, a holiday, I went out to a bookshop about twelve o’clock. My mother, my auntie, my brother, all were sitting on the porch. About one o’clock I returned and went through Babaji’s room to go to my own. I found that the picture of Maharajji’s feet that was always kept on… Read more »

The Sweetness We Remember

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Babaji could be so very affectionate, behaving just like a son to the Mothers. His great power, the miracles and such, no doubt were there, but the very soft, delicate, sweet and innocent impressions left by him provided a perennial source of joy—that human aspect. At night in Allahabad, Baba would take his food in… Read more »

Polishing Away the Anger

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Once I found myself becoming very angry while at Maharaji’s temple. Most of the anger was directed against my fellow Western devotees. Although there were perhaps some justifiable reasons for the anger, the fever pitch to which it had risen at the end of the two weeks was surprising, even to me. It was at… Read more »