Mukti Ma and Ram Dev trade stories of their synchronistic journeys to India, which led them both to sit at the feet of Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji) and Anandamayi Ma.
Welcoming Mukti Ma Habsburg to Healing at the Edge, Dale Borglum introduces her as a new member of the Board of Directors for his Living/Dying Project. What started as a business meeting turned into waxing poetically on Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji), Anandamayi Ma, and the good old days in India—so through that grace, this podcast was born!
Find out more about Ram Dev’s work at the Living/Dying Project: livingdying.org
Journey to India // Journey to Maharaj-ji
After a brief introduction setting the stage, Ram Dev invites Mukti Ma to reflect on the catalysts in her life which brought her to India to the feet of Great Beings like Anandamayi Ma and Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). Sparked by the miracle at a Ram Dass lecture of having Maharaj-ji speak to her through a photo, she found herself journeying to Kainchi to find this mysterious blanket-swaddled Holy Man.
“I looked at Maharaj-ji’s picture—it was a big picture of Maharaj-ji’s face on stage—and I heard, ‘You come to me now.'” – Mukti Ma
Ram Dev & Raghu reflect on India, Maharaj-ji, & Ram Dass, on Ep. 414 of Mindrolling
Sitting With Saints: Meeting Neem Karoli Baba & Anandamayi Ma (9:30)
Prompted by Mukti Ma sharing her magnetic and liberating adventure to meet Maharaj-ji, Ram Dev tells the story of his own journey to India and the synchronicities which led him to Maharaj-ji, the satsang, Anandamayi Ma, and the spiritual transformation of his previously scientific life. Through this lens, Mukti Ma reflects on her deep life-changing experiences with Sri Anandamayi Ma.
“I was the first person off the bus. I go running in there, I didn’t stop to wash my feet, I didn’t praanam at the different temples; I just went running around all the right corners, and there was Maharaj-ji… He saw me and he looked happy to see me! The feeling I got was we were two five year olds who were best friends, and I’d been off at summer camp, and he was so glad to see me again.” – Ram Dev (Dale Borglum)
Ram Dev tells stories of Ram Dass, Maharaj-ji, & India from the early days, on Ep. 42 of Healing at the Edge
Lilas, Lessons, & Loving God (21:00)
Next, Ram Dev invites Mukti Ma to share more potent lilas which happened during her time in India, sparking her to harken back to how even from a young age, her life was devoted to knowing and loving God. From here, Mukti Ma and Ram Dev discuss their still very alive relationships with Maharaj-ji since he dropped his body. To close, they trade stories of witnessing heartwarming encounters between Maharaj-ji and Anandamayi Ma.
“The only thing I ever wanted from the time I was a little girl was to know God. And I’ve lived my life to the exclusion of anything else—I’ve only wanted to know God and love God.” – Mukti Ma