05 Jun 2013
June 5, 2013

A Price for Compassion

One morning Babaji was in his small room in Kainchi. A sadhu with a half-dozen of his disciples came for Baba’s darshan. I took them to his room. After they had taken their seat, Babaji said, “This is Mahant Digvijaynath, a great saint. Bow at his feet.” When another person came, Babaji made him bow.. read more →

29 May 2013
May 29, 2013

It’s All God

Ram Dass gave a talk in Ohio in 1972 or 1973. A boy who attended the lecture that night got on the first plane the next morning, flew from Cleveland, Ohio, to New York, to London, to New Delhi, where he got in a taxi and rode up to Kainchi. Less than thirty-six hours earlier.. read more →

15 May 2013
May 15, 2013

A Rupee From a Poor Man

One day Baba arrived with some devotees at the house of Prem Lal, the manager of Titagarh Paper Mills in Lucknow. Prem Lal had engaged a new servant to clean in the kitchen who was keen to have Baba’s darshan. After finishing his work, he sat on the doorstep of the room in which Baba.. read more →

09 May 2013
May 9, 2013

It’s All a Show

Kishan Lal Sah, a teacher from Ramgarh, Nainital often visited Kainchi to have Baba’s darshan. His devotion was such that Baba was both his guru and God. Inspite of his deep faith, Kishan Lal was feeling depressed. He was disturbed by the evil seen in the world and by his own lack of spiritual progress… read more →

24 Apr 2013
April 24, 2013

On the Path to God

Late one evening Sri Ma and Sri Jiwanti Ma and some other women devotees arrived in Kainchi for Baba’s darshan. Baba was not there; he had gone to Bhumiadhar. There were no buses at that time to return to Nainital or to travel to Bhumiadhar. However Sri Ma and Sri Jiwanti Ma decided to go.. read more →

17 Apr 2013
April 17, 2013

You Will See God

One day at Church Lane, Maharaj was in a happy mood, and only my mother, my wife, and I were sitting by his takhat. In that atmosphere my mother asked him, “Baba, show me God.” At once Baba said, “You will see. You will see. You will see.” My mother remained ill for a long.. read more →

10 Apr 2013
April 10, 2013

If I’m Alive, I’ll Talk to You

  On the morning of September 8, Maharajji called for me and we talked privately for three-quarters of an hour on various subjects. After that I saw him again at four o’clock in his room with two or three others. He was saying to us, “All those who come into this world must go. Nobody.. read more →

03 Apr 2013
April 3, 2013

You Are the Ladle

One summer a rich businessman was living in the ashram with his wife and two teenaged children for a month. Seeing how the feeding was done every day, he expressed his interest in feeding sweets to the people visiting the ashram and sought Babaji’s permission to do so. He said he would get the required.. read more →

13 Mar 2013
March 13, 2013

The Rupees

  In 1969 I wrote to KK, asking if I could send some money to Maharaji. The answer from Maharaji, delivered to me in a letter from KK, read: “We do not require any money. India is a bird of gold. We have learned ‘giving’ not ‘taking.’ We cannot attain God as long as we.. read more →

07 Mar 2013
March 7, 2013

Remembering the Illusion

One day when we Westerners had been sent to the rear of the temple grounds, as was usual during the day, I decided (for sentimental reasons) to go upstairs in the building I had lived in in 1967 and sit in my old room. One of the windows of this room looked over the wall.. read more →