“Gaurakisora dasa Babaji was so renounced that he would sleep on the ground. For food he would get some rice and parch it in the sun. And if there was nothing else, he would take mud from the Ganges and ingest that. For clothing he would wear whatever cloth was lying in the street, or go to the crematorium and pick up whatever rejected cloth was there.
“He was uneducated—it was said that he was illiterate. He could not even sign his own name. Yet despite his being illiterate, learned scholars would approach him with difficult passages from the shastra and he would explain the meaning. Sometimes people would come and read to him from the shastra and he would deliver learned discourses, based on his deep realization of Krishna consciousness.
“Internally, he was absorbed in the loving mellows of Radha and Krishna.”