Neem Karoli Baba

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Neem Karoli Baba sculpture at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhineback, New York

Neem Karoli Baba or Neem Karori Baba (real name Lakshmi Narayan Sharma ; * in Akbarpur , Uttar Pradesh ; † September 11, 1973 in Vrindavan ) was the guru of Ram Dass (Richard Alpert) and became famous through his work Be Here Now (Sei now here), which became an important book for the hippie movement. For his followers, who call him "Maharajji", he is considered one of the great saints of India in the 20th century.


  • Ram Dass : grist for the mill ; Sadhana-Verlag, Berlin 1995; ISBN 3-922610-01-3
  • Ram Dass: Be Here Now, a three-part manual for the journey to the inner center ; Sadhana-Verlag, Berlin 1996; ISBN 3-922610-00-5
  • Ram Dass: Subtle is the path of love, stories about Neem Karoli Baba ; Sadhana-Verlag, Berlin 1983; ISBN 3-922610-04-8

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