Below are my two oldest friends from the 1998 Kumbh Mela in Haridwar.
On the left is Jeldar Baba Giri, who was such a giant of a man, with plenty of followers. He has been in a car accident and now is crippled . But he is still out there holding his daily fire for those in need and helps them with the personal matters . I went to see him last night in the cold and rain and found him asleep . On the right is Bandar Baba or Monkey Baba. Also such a great friend who had to inform me that two other sadhu’s we were very close with died as well. One was the GodBoy , Sri Bupender Giri and the other was Moony Baba. May they rest in Peace !!!
I found Monkey Baba in Allahabad at the Kumbh Mela three years ago amonst 24,000,000 camping sadhu’s. Talk about organization and word of mouth. I thought finding anyone i knew from 8 years earlier would be impossible but I did. Not only that, but I also found a photograph of mine published on a big canvas banner for a Guru Mahant who passed away. Bupender Giri’s Master.
Monkey Baba is glad I made all these extra copies of my photographs to give away.
Daily : Monkey Baba feeds the monkeys. The second night I went down to see him, which was 3 weeks ago. We were alone at his campfire. it was getting late 9:00…when I heard this curious sound of water being poured. Then there in the flickering fire light I realize this little baby monkey is peeing on my leg from above me. I am shocked and laughing and wonder what this means karmically ???