Neem Karoli Baba, fully Shri or Maharajji Neem Karoli Baba or Shri Neeb Karori Baba, born as Pundit Lakshmi Narayan Sharma

Neem Karoli
Baba, fully Shri or Maharajji Neem Karoli Baba or Shri Neeb Karori Baba, born as Pundit Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
c. 1900
1973

Indian Hindu Spiritual Teacher

Author Quotes

A wife must serve God by serving her husband.

In India, yoga flows in the blood of people.

Serve the poor and remember God.

Whoever works for God, his work will be done by itself.

A woman is a snake; you shouldn't even touch her.

It doesn?t matter if you are married or not, it only matters how much you love God. He chided: This world is all attachment. Yet you get worried because you are attached.

Temples are but piles of stones. Attachment holds you back.

Women are higher than yogis if they are loyal to their husbands.

Always speak the truth.

It is entirely against the traditions of the ashram that people should get away without getting prasad.

The eyes of a saint are always concentrated on the supreme self. The minute he is aware of himself, sainthood is lost.

Worldly people go outward, but you must go inward like the tortoise, withdrawing within your shell.

Ask God or Hanuman. I'm just an ordinary being. I can do nothing.

It is not necessary to meet your guru on the physical plane. The guru is not external.

The great sadhus don?t have a human body. They are omnipresent. If a saint changes form, he doesn?t necessarily have to take on a human body. The soul is the small form and the human body is the huge form.

You can leave me. I won't leave you. Once I catch hold of you, I won't let go.

Don?t throw anyone out of your heart.

It's better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out in everything.

The guru must know everything about you.

Forgiveness is the greatest weapon, because a saint so armed is imperturbable... he can give up anger immediately.

Keep God in your heart like you keep money in the bank.

The heart never grows old.

I am everybody's guru.

Love all men as God, even if they hurt you or shame you. Be like Gandhi and Christ.

The real contentment comes only when there is no desire, no hankering in your mind for anything. How can you say that you have got everything and do not want anything more when you are holding an empty vessel in your hand? You might be saying this with your mouth, but there would always be the worry in your mind about how the pot could be filled, always looking from side to side with the expectation that somebody will come and fill it up. Well, how can you call this contentment? When one sees that when the pot before him is full to the brim, it is emptied, and when it is empty, it is refilled of its own ? that is contentment. If anyone wanted to give him anything, he would show that the pot was full already. What would he do with anything more? Even if he wanted to share it with others, where would he put it? This is the real contentment and it comes only through the grace of God. When you have full faith in Him, full reliance on Him, when you can surrender everything to Him, then that grace comes to you by itself - you do not have to ask for it or make any effort. Such is the value of faith in God.

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First Name
Neem Karoli
Last Name
Baba, fully Shri or Maharajji Neem Karoli Baba or Shri Neeb Karori Baba, born as Pundit Lakshmi Narayan Sharma
Birth Date
c. 1900
Death Date
1973
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Indian Hindu Spiritual Teacher