lava-mAtra sAdhu saGge

18 06 2009

Jai Nitai!

sAdhu-saGga sAdhu-saGga sarva-zAstra koy |
lava-mAtra sAdhu-saGge sarva-siddhi hoy || CC 2.22.54
The conclusion of all the sastras is that by only a moments association with a sadhu, one can attain all spiritual perfections.

sAdhu-saGga sAdhu-saGga sarva-zAstra koy |
lava-mAtra sAdhu-saGge sarva-siddhi hoy || CC 2.22.54

The conclusion of all the sastras is that by only a moments association with a sadhu, one can attain all spiritual perfections.

Namacharya Sri Sri 108 Ramdas Babaji Maharaj

Namacharya Sri Sri 108 Ramdas Babaji Maharaj

I recently heard an unpublished story about an event in the life of Sripad Ramdas Babaji that I would like to share.
One day Babaji Maharaj and his companions were out on nagar-sankirtan and along the way they were taunted by some boys saying, “Hey! Hey! Babajis, where are all your matajis?”  Some of the babas became angry and wished to chastise the boys, but Babaji Maharaj, feeling compassion for them, singled-out the lead mischief-maker and giving him a loving glance shouted, Jai Nitai!.”  The sankirtan party then went on its way.
Some years passed by and Babaji Maharaj was out on nagar-sankirtan when a fellow approached him. It was the same person, who as a boy taunted Babaji Maharaj and his companions. He showed respect to Babaji Maharaj and told him how he had been very successful in life. He had now become a business owner and a family man with a significant amount of wealth. Babaji Maharaj silently blessed him and went on his way.
Again, after some years this man crossed paths with Babaji Maharaj. He had seen the kirtan party and approached them in great humility. This time the man was dishevelled and had long hair and a beard. He was covered in dirt, and was wearing old, worn-out rags as clothing. Babaji Maharaj didn’t recognize him, but feeling compassion for him he had a devotee take him to the ashram and clean him up and provide him food and a room. When Babaji Maharaj returned to the ashram he could understand who the man was and asked him how such a state had befallen him. The man told of the reversals in his life, how he lost all his wealth and was rejected by his family and friends, and how he had to take to a life on the streets. The man begged for the shelter at the wish-yielding feet of Babaji Maharaj and he was given diksha and some seva in the ashram. Very soon he won the favor of the ashramites for his dedication and loving seva and earned respect as a Vaisnava in his own right. The man soon took bhek and Babaji Maharaj blessed him by sending him to Brindavan to perform bhajan.
A report came a couple of years later that the man had become quite accomplished in his bhajan and left his body while chanting Nitai Gaura Radhey Shyam Hare Krishna Hare Ram in his kutir in Sri Brindavan Dham.

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