Huseng wrote:What do you guys think about Kumare?
The guy basically pretended to be Indian and became a guru, acquiring a following of devoted people who trusted him despite it all being a big sham.
All this shows is that scams can occur.
If you are arguing that lineage/transmission systems, guru-disciple systems, whatever,
that these are open to abuse,
I don't think anyone would argue otherwise.
But to argue that it is basic to the problem is quite a jump.
The internet is used all the time as a means of scamming people.
Much more than any phony Buddhist or Hindu scheme.
People such as me, who have no credentials at all can just spout off whatever they think.
That seems much worse than any Guru-disciple scam.
So, using the same logic that blames the guru-disciple relationship as the source of the problem,
the internet ought to be avoided as well
yet those who are against this tradition
do not seem to have no problem using this scam & virus infested internet
for posting on a web forum.
Do I smell some hypocrisy here?