Brad Warner, a teacher in a non Advaita tradition wrote an essay entitled More Reflections on How Spiritual Teachers go wrong.
Part of it is the business model too many of them follow.
By the time of about 2013 you had people saying Tony was a 'living God' or a 'Prophet' and such like.
If Moo wanted to keep his set up adult and sane, he would have issued public rebukes to this type of talk.
If people kept talking this way, Moo should've cancelled satsangs for at week, taken his phone apps and website down and pulled the Youtube videos for that same time and published rebukes to the god talk on those sites.
Moo should've trained senior disciples to shut down this type of Tony is God talk, too.
(In all the necessary languages, too).
A guru scene usually goes sour when the ashram walls go up, an entourage steps in, and the guru is no longer readily available. Access to the guru becomes scarce. A pecking order, a hierarchy of rank, based on who has closest ties to the guru, develops.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2023 02:34AM by corboy.