"Money should be used to help others.”
"Attachment is the strongest block to realization.”
"Love is the strongest medicine." Neem Karoli Baba
Known to his followers as Maharaj, Neem Karoli Baba was a noted guru, mystic and devotee of Lord Hanuman. Here is the essence of his remarkable life and teachings. He is known outside India for being the spiritual master of a number of Americans who travelled to India in the 1960s and 70s, the most well-known being spiritual teachers Ram Dass and Bhagavan Das, as well as musicians Krishna Das and Jai Uttal. His popular ashrams are in Kainchi, Vrindavan, Rishikesh, Shimla, Neem Karoli village, Lucknow, Delhi and Taos, New Mexico.
Dr. Richard Alpert, a former Harvard professor and Timothy Leary cohort, was an icon of the hippie, LSD-fueled revolution of the 1960s. Thereafter, on a trip to India - like Clark Kent changing into Superman - he became the much-beloved spiritual teacher Baba Ram Das. His 1970s' iconic book 'Be Here Now' turned on a generation to the deep, non-sectarian spirituality within us all.
Author Jagannatha Dasa became friends with Ram Das in the early '70s and traveled across America, playing Indian drums at his speaking engagements. During that time, the two discussed the publication of some of his lectures, but nothing was ever done. Now, finally, after all these years, Jagannatha Dasa keeps his promise to his old friend, publishing this original audio history of one of our most inspired and cherished spiritual teachers.
Produced by Mangal Maharaj
Edited by Macc Kay
Production executive Avalon Giuliano
INNER LION INTERN Eden Giuliano
©2021 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) 2021 Eden Garret Giuliano
Jagannatha Dasa is the author of over thirty internationally bestselling biographies, including the London Sunday Times bestseller 'Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney' and 'Dark Horse: The Private Life of George Harrison'. He can be heard on the Westwood One Radio Network