I don't want sound rude, since the whole guru thing is something my sister believes and I would be being rude to her as well.
I just think that if these people really wanted to help they would not make us devote our energy to them even in part. I see them as spiritual
leaches. I do believe in the power of worship, that it can empower you and the feeling is very real, which is why it is so attractive to people. You
do gain power from having people even just focus on you.
It is to be avoided. for 2 reasons.
1, it is a short cut for those being worshiped and leads to a dependence like a drug on having people focus energy on them. They become a sort of
super ego vampire....look deep into them and you will see a very dark side hidden under the facade.
2, it is a drain on those doing the worship. It is only as beneficial as the one being worships allows and even then he is limited since the main
purpose of worship is to receive power, not to give it. It hides real progress from these poor people.
again, not to seem like a jerk, I just prefer the self teacher over someone who will never reveal all his secrets. That is a law of being a master.
You never reveal all your secrets to your students. A lie if I ever saw one. In that case it is not because they cannot understand it or are not
ready. You do so for personal safety (fear) and to maintain your title (status). You only do show everything when your spiritual belly is full and you
pass the plate to someone else who will in turn take up the selfish dish....
I hope you find what you are looking for. I bet it existed before this man was even born....and will exist long after him...