The Great Escape

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What was to be Maharajji’s final day at Kainchi was spent in darshan, kirtan, and prayers. Both Indian and Western devotees were gathered. Maharajji was asking after everyone at the temple and elsewhere. Twice he put one of his Indian devotees into samadhi and brought him out of it by throwing his blanket over the man’s… Read more »

Maharaji and the Woman in the Hospital

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At a bhandara around 2001, I met a woman who had come for the first time. Some years ago a copy of Be Here Now had fallen into her hands, and after reading it she knew Maharaji was her guru. She lived in the rural midwest and had never had contact with any of Maharaji’s… Read more »

A Rupee From a Poor Man

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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 »

A Quiet Mind

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“Meditation is good, one can attain a pure mind by one-pointedness and detachment. Meditate upon one point and you will know God.” – Maharaji  Maharaji would sometimes say, “What do I know? England is so far off.” But sometimes he’d talk of England as if he’d been there. M asked him for a portion of… Read more »