A trustee of Neem Karoli Baba Ashram, Radhekrishna Pathak leads the organization. Steve Jobs, Julia Roberts, and Mark Zuckerberg are among the followers of this mystical Sage.
Who is Baba Neem Karoli – the mystical Sage?
Lord Hanuman was very important to Neem Karoli Baba, who was a Hindu Guru.
Maharaj-ji was the name his followers gave him.
His real name was Lakshman Narayan Sharma, and he was born around 1900 in a wealthy Brahmin family in the village of Akbarpur in the district of Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh.
His parents got him married when he was 11. But he left home to become a sadhu or a wandering monk. At his father’s request, he went back home to get married and set down roots. He gave birth to two boys and a girl.
This mystical Sage is well-known outside of India because he was the spiritual leader of many Americans who visited India in the 1960s and 1970s.
He thought that service to others was the best way to show undivided devotion to God and practiced bhakti yoga all his life.
He would say that attachment and ego are the biggest obstacles to knowing God and that “a wise man and a fool are the same as long as attachment and ego are in the physical body.”
Who are his followers?
Steve Jobs and his friend Dan Kottke went to India in 1974 to learn more about Hinduism and Indian spirituality. They also wanted to meet Neem Karoli Baba, but he had already died.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, went to Baba Neem Karoli’s ashram, the mystical Sage in Kainchi in 2015 when the company was having trouble. He was influenced by Steve Jobs.
Baba is also said to have had an effect on Julia Roberts and to be the reason she became interested in Hinduism. In an interview, she was asked where her interest in Hinduism came from. She said, “It started when I saw a picture of a guru named Neem Karoli Baba. I didn’t know who he was or what he was about, but I was very interested in him.”
Baba died in a hospital in Vrindavan, India, early on September 11, 1973, after he fell into a diabetic coma.
Ram Dass and Larry Brilliant, two of his most devoted followers, set up the “Seva Foundation” in Berkley, California. Steve Jobs also gave money to this organization. The ashrams of this mystical Sage are in many places in India and the United States.