The real danger in putting images of Gurus on these types of "altars" is that when people chant/pray in front of them everyday, the image of the Guru gets deeply anchored into their psyche.
Many sects do this, putting images of the Guru on the altar, where people pray.
Sai Baba would use life-size images of him at satsang meetings worldwide.
Of course, this is deliberate, to engi
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