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There are so many "Gurus" out there that claim they can pass on shakti or enlightenment or kundalini to their disciples through either being prayed to or by merely touching them. In many cases the Guru will say he or she (strangely enough there are many female Gurus who claim this) will do it at no charge at all. These Gurus live in rather big houses all over the world through the many donations they get.
I for one do not believe that shakti can be passed to people through veneration of a guru or by his touch - I further don't believe anybody who says they are enlightened are. The only way to reach enlightenment is through our personal efforts.