Guru's Grace - It’s All a Show


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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. One day he went to Kainchi with the thought of discussing the matter with Baba.

When he arrived, Kishan Lal saw Baba sitting on one end of the wooden bridge over the river. He went to him and bowed reverently. Before he could ask anything, Baba said, “You see others trapped by maya(illusion). Narada and Bharata were entrapped by maya. These great sages were entrapped by it, so what is there to say about others?” Kishan Lal felt that there was no need to question Baba further.

On a different occasion Sah went to Baba with innumerable questions on spirituality. He greeted Baba, who was lying in his kuti (room), but he could not think of which question to ask first. Baba selected one important question from the unexpressed ones and answered it without being asked. Baba said, “This temple and whatever is seen by the human eye are illusion. What can you do about it ?” This led to other questions and doubts in Kishan Lal’s mind. Baba again answered them without being asked. Baba said, “Delusion makes everything look real.” Kishan Lal thought that there should be a way out. Baba answered,”Attachment is only dispelled by grace.”

How can one obtain grace, came to Sah’s mind. Baba said,”Constant repetition of God’s name, even without feelings of devotion, in anger or lethargy, brings out his grace. Once this is realized, there is no room for misgivings.”

In this way, Baba satisfied the seeker by giving him simple answers to his important, unexpressed questions. As it says in the Ramayana, “Ram, the embodiment of truth, consciousness, and bliss dispels attachment as the sun dissipates darkness.”

Excerpt fromĀ The Divine Reality of Sri Baba Neeb Karori Ji Maharaj


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