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Miracle of Love Paperback – December 1, 1995

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"There can be no biography of him. Facts are few, stories many. He seems to have been known by different names in many parts of India, appearing and disappearing through the years. His western devotees of recent years knew him as 'Neem Karoli Baba,' but mostly as 'Maharajii'--a nickname so commonplace in India that one can often hear a tea vendor addressed thus. Just as he said, he was 'Nobody.'

He gave no discourses; the briefest, simplest stories were his teachings. Usually he sat or lay on a wooden bench wrapped in a plaid blanket while a few devotees sat around him. Visitors came and went; they were given food, a few words, a nod, a slap on the head or back, and they were sent away. There was gossip and laughter for he loved to joke. Orders for running the ashram were given, usually in a piercing yell across the compound. Sometimes he sat in silence, absorbed in another world to which we could not follow, but bliss and peace poured down on us. Who he was was no more than the experience of him, the nectar of his presence, the totality of his absence--enveloping us now like his plaid blanket. --Anjani

In 1967 I met Neem Karoli Baby, a meeting which changed the course of my life. In the depth of his compassion, wisdom, humor, power and love I found human possibility never before imagined...an extraordinary integration of spirit and form.

I was with him only briefly for he left his body in 1973, still he entered my heart as living truth, and his presence continues to enrich and guide my life. -- Ram Dass

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Hanuman Foundation; 3 edition (December 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887474005
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887474009
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465,559 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a marvelous collection of anecdotes and teaching stories from the devotees of Neem Karoli Baba, a true "Avadhoot" (one who has "shaken off" the world, to exist as a wandering vessel of God) of the Hindu tradition, but who transcended all traditional spiritual paths. He was impossible to classify or pin down. Maharaji, as he was lovingly called, would simply wander into a village and stay awhile, while people offered fruits and sat at his feet, then he would abruptly disappear into the jungle. He would laugh, scold, hug, talk briefly, or just sit. Miracles occurred often in his presence. Maharaji's only teachings seemed to be love, serve and see God in everything. No one could keep him in one place, not even police or jail cells. When the time came to leave a place, he just left. He was simply an old man in a plaid blanket, full of humor and love, who shone the Light of Eternal Consciousness.
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What can I say, when you read the stories of Maharajji, it moves you on the deepest of levels. Grace and love are the messages of this great saint. I cried and and laughed, and am still laughing 7 years later. He is a wonderful teacher, and will play with you if you get to know him. Blessings.
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I thought this book was really interesting. I didn't know a lot about Neem Karoli Baba before I read this - now I wish I was old enough to have traveled to India and met him myself. The book is broken up in individual stories so it's easy to read a little at a time ( a great boon to anyone who is busy!)
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Powerfully told from the perspective of numerous students and devotees. Shows the many sides of this amazing teacher.
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Of the greatest spiritual teachers in living memory, Neemkaroli Baba was the essential teacher of unconditional love. This love and the deep devotion it inspired shines through all the short stories of this book, all gems of simplicity, immense kindness and of an abolute mastery of life.

If you want to be inspired by this great soul and connect with your own purity of heart, then this book is for you. Today, as in the past, Maharaji touches many directly in profound and life-changing ways. This book has been a vehicle to allow many people to make this connection.
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Neem Karoli Baba has been my guide since I first began reading the books of Ram Dass, starting with Be Here Now. He had been comming to me in dreams for many years, unrecognized,(once on a speeding green and white dirt bike, blanket flapping, bursting through a small room I was trapped in,grinning at me with great pleasure in the ride, showing/leading the way out...) Then I "discovered" the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Hanuman Murti in Taos, New Mexico (a mere 5 hour drive). What a shock of recognition that that funny,playful, powerful Guide was my Guru. He led me to my living teachers and still was there when I was with them. He brought me to many spiritual spaces, and pushed me into Sufism/Islam. I feel him in and around me when I remember him. He stated: "I am here and I am in America. Whoever remembers me, I go to." He is Alive, at the very least in this collection of stories. If you sincerely ask for his help, he will come..."God will give you everything you need for your spiritual development." These stories are choked with the sweetness of the Love of the teller, and reflect the sweet Love of that endearing Rascal, Neem Karoli Baba. RAMRAMRAM
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The stories of this beautiful being are amazing and awe-inspiring. When I was privileged enough a couple years ago to speak with Ram Dass, I asked him if he had any more books coming out. He said none were planned (at that time). He asked me if I had ready Miracle of Love. I told him I had not only read it, but loved it. Ram Dass told me, "That's the one!"
This is my third time reading Miracle of Love and I love it more each time. Each time I do, I have to force myself to stop! I keep wanting to read "just one more story", which leads to another (and another).
I have to be careful reading it out loud as many out the stories make me cry for the loveliness they contain.
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What life is like around a God-Realized Being: miraculous, transformative, sublime, awesome, humbling, not always understandable, and worth every minute of it...and then some.
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