Darshan happens in the Heart.
It is the movement of shakti in the Heart.
~ Gurumayi Chidvilasananda
A beautiful being whose entire life is one of service
|Forever salutations and pranam in my heart to that One|
|Muktananda - Nityananda|
|His Holiness Ogyen Trinley Dorje ~ Gyalwang Karmapa|
|Baba Hari Dass|
|Shree Mata Amritanandamayi ~ the hugging saint|
|Ram Dass ~ Be here now|
|Sri Anandamayi Ma|
|Shri Ramana Maharshi|
|The Guru is also the ashram. I am always there. As I am always in her heart.|
Some of these enlightened people have scandals associated with them. I believe all are innocent, with one case worthy of forgiveness.
Like anywhere else in the world, a portion of the press in India publishes rumors without investigating them first, the more false the better!
Siddhas and gurus attract those seeking power and authority over devotees and resources. This can easily lead to scandal.
Siddhas attract scandals the way hospital stays attract lawyers, lotto winners attract the masters of con, and accumulating money attracts embezzlers and filers of law suits. Especially in India, where everywhere is someone's turf, that someone expects a percentage of the take and can create scandal in order to put the squeeze on.
We are all surrounded by and touched by the lila, the dance of Shakti as an illusion of multiplicity. Shakti can and does become everything possible in this world. We know that because She does.
Siddhas have A LOT of shakti. One way of describing a siddha is that they hold all of their shakti. It doesn't stream out through the senses, through the mind, desiring and avoiding, making karmas. Holding shakti is the siddha's state, and what they give is from that state, the state that is a potential for each of us.
Rarely, siddhas have a crash, sometimes subtle, sometimes huge for all to see. For whatever reason, they cease holding their shakti for a time. Karmas happen, a mess is made, people who trusted and believed are deeply hurt. Doing one's best to clean up the hurt is then required. I do not mean to minimize this at all. Nor do I believe everyone should forgive. It is just an explanation.
I firmly believe that the majority of the time, the scandal is based on lies. The scandal is based on what devotees or con persons do in the guru's name.
It generally takes non-siddhas to churn up rumors and steal from each other in someone's name.