Meeting Neem Karoli Baba
Like many who know of him, my first experience of “meeting” with Neem Karoli Baba, Maharaj-ji, was in the book, stories and pictures of Be Here Now by Ram Dass.
Rare hardcover Be Here Now made for libraries. Sarah Marie’s collage with paperback cover The bliss of Ram Dass with Maharaj-ji in Form. With Dada and Maharaj-ji in Allahabad at 6 Church Lane. This well known picture of Ram Dass, K. K Sah, & Maharaj-ji appeared on Facebook after RD left his body. I noticed the cross around RD’s neck, and felt a personal connection even though he passed.
Very rare video of Neem Karoli Baba with music by Krishna Das and Jai Uttal.
Sri Siddhi Ma
In 1998, the 25th year after Neem Karoli left his body, i wanted to visit India and meet people who knew Baba before they were too old or passed on. Ram Dass helped me arrange to meet Sri Siddhi Ma. He visited the Taos Ashram that year, the first time after his stroke. Many Westerners went there and only a few were in India for that Mahasamadhi Celebration. She became my Guru with Maharaj-ji and teacher. I will share a few pictures of Her.
The best webpage i have seen to learn more about this great saint is https://maharajji.love/sri-siddhi-ma/ Give yourself a treat and visit here. I have donated my collection of Sri Siddhi Ma pictures and they are here.
- Other Websites to Learn about Maharaj-ji and Mata-ji
- Many pictures of Maharaj-ji and his ashrams and devotees.
- Neem Karoli Ashram Taos, New Mexico
- Ram Dass’ Love Serve Remember Foundation
- Beautiful Neem Karoli website, by J. R. Ransom and Friends.
- Facebook page for Sri Siddhi-Ma.
- Maharajji.love has beautiful pictures and stories of Sri Siddhi Ma
- A beautiful collection of stories about Sri Siddhi Ma from Jennifer Austin.