My guru teaches that there are no gurus, and if you think you found one, you have demeaned yourself. The suckers in the soon-to-be-released documentary Kumaré are the textbook definition of that truth.
Kumaré chronicles the true story of a false prophet and the people who follow him. American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi impersonated a guru to challenge the idea that only one percent of the people on the planet at any given time can connect the rest of the world to a higher power.
Kumaré comes out on June 20th. It looks like a fun, yet uncomfortable, journey to “enlightenment.” Check out the trailer.
What a trip huh? There really are no enlightened beings–except for the people who know there are no enlightened beings ; ). We’re all cracked vessels in the dark.
However, that can be pretty depressing if you stop there. While we’re all broken, we are loved unconditionally by our creator. The light of that Love will fill us and shine through our cracks if we will just accept it.
I’ll tell you more about all that for a donation. I accept cash, checks, credit cards and whiskey.
Hey, check this out too. This is a MonkCast I did back in 2010 with Marta Szabo, author of The Guru Looked Good. Marta spent 10+ years in the ashram Elizabeth Gilbert featured in her bestseller, Eat, Pray, Love. Marta tells a very different story from what’s in that book.