It's unfortunate that so many people jump on the ** popular ** Guru band wagons
and wind up getting taken for a ride. The Golden Age of India is long past.. So
many of these "Guru's" are looking for Name & Fame to become World Guru's
and have huge organizations complete with adoring minions. This was not the
way of genuine Guru's... They worked one to one with the seekers coming.
Perhaps some of them are just sincerely deluded and believe their own press..
Am sure that many are justifying their actions because they are setting up so
many ** social programs ** to aide others in society. So their deceit can be
justified.. But it's not justified. Not Ever.
The Sad thing is that with Every Charlatan that comes along it just makes
the public sentiment go more viral and distrusting of all Guru's ... After
all if even the Guru's from India are being found to be so dishonest then
how can we believe that any from the West are going to be any better ?
One thing though within the west as here many know that the gravy train
isn't going to be found through Name - Fame - nor Monies.. We have gone
beyond the mentality of enough programs are going to solve the worlds ills.
It takes a fundamental change Within rather than just programs that are going
to make life easier overall. Am not saying that there is no need for social programs
and educating and changing the backward ways of society. Most Assuredly these
things are Needed and Justified to a degree. But don't confuse this with bringing
people along to internal Freedom..
Just recently Kalki was exposed --- a few days before another *Swami* in
New Delhi with ashrams and temples numerous in number was arrested for
running a call girl prostitution ring... Now Nithyananda is caught with his
pants down fondling two women and he is claiming to be a celibate and a
light to others...
They even make a big show of making those coming to hear Satsang watch
a video that is extolling his Virtues and claiming he is a Paramahamsa of the
highest degree... Yes he can talk a good talk but his actions are NOT in
alignment with his words.. He claims to be A Sat Guru but these are not the
actions of being a Sat Guru as he is perpetrating a fraud. If he wants to have
Sex and chase women then why don the robes of a renunciate and make a big
show of being a renunciate ? Simply he is wanting to appear like a Holy Man -
like another Vivekananda,Long hair - personable - etc. He is putting forth a
show of what people expect a Guru to be and all the while he is making a
mockery of it all behind the scenes.
It is good in one way that things are coming to light ... But it's amazing to see
the people that have been following him defending him rather than
coming to terms with the fact he isn't what he is claiming to be... How long
will they remain in denial ? Yes films can be doctored but it's quite clear
that those films are authentic. If they were fake the actress would be
coming forward in outrage. She hasn't...
Am sure they probably believed their own press and more than likely are
just as deluded as those they are leading down the path as followers.
On the surface they all looked good for a short time... Look how
quickly though that these organizations grew ----- Why ? Because they
are pandering to egos ... Kalki it now comes out was giving drugs to the
seekers saying that they were taking something that was cleansing ---
and their highs and peak experiences were nothing lasting as it was
perpetrated by fraudulent means --- drugs... And these people were
being told they were enlightened.. Shameful...
Authentic Guru's aren't looking for big crowds... Not looking for the big
show... They don't have people out hawking them to the largest bidder.
They are going to tell you - you have to do the work and there is no easy
way to Enlightenment... One has to be willing to face the death before
death... NOW if you want the path to remain in Duality - that is fine too..
That is the path of learning how to roll with the punches -- don't look to
deeply within --- learn to manifest and have some inner peace. Nothing
wrong with that but be clear that you are not wanting Enlightenment...
There are some Real Guru's remaining in the world... There are some
true Celibates remaining in the world. Usually the ones with the
biggest fanfare and promotion are going to be showmen.. You get
what you pay for but buyer beware... What is it you are really wanting
to purchase ? Sometimes the dream of spirituality comes with a high
price tag... Sometimes they are just to good to be true... Are you
looking the illusion of what a Guru would look like ? Or are you
looking for what they are giving without all the fanfare surrounding
it ? Some want that glittering diamond of a world famous Guru ---
after all if thousands are believing in him then he MUST be the real
deal --- but most often when thousands are believing in them then
what is happening is they are giving a show of what people want to
see on the surface ... Pump up the emotions and selling them a
ticket on the spiritual ride. If you bought the ticket then look more
deeply into what it is you are really looking for ? Is it good looks --
crowds - good works - social programs ? Or is it walking the walk
of the Inner Journey which is always traveled alone... Yes there may
be others along the way - a community BUT you can't walk through
the door of Enlightenment with a crowd cheering crowd.. You can
have fun -- make merry -- sing -- dance --- be in the world with
worldly endeavors with a crowd Absolutely.. But you aren't going to
dissolve or implode into God. Then again most want to Dance with
God they don't want to find that only God exists...