File under: Hands Where They Don't Belong and Gurus Clockin' Dollars
Ramesh Balsekar has been highly regarded in the world of Advaita Vedanta. A devotee of the famous Nisargadatta Maharaj and guru to the semi-famous guru Wayne Liquorman, Balsekar had a sweet little gig as a teacher of nonduality.
But he just couldn't keep it in his pants. Wayne tried to cover for him, sort of, but that didn't stem the wave of discontent that has swept over the satsang-junkie community. Now Ramesh is pretty much off the card.
We feel bad for ol' Ramesh. He made the mistake of depending on a manufactured reputation as a guru, rather than allowing folks to see he was just an ordinary guy with ordinary desires. Unfortunately, that doesn't sell to the junkies one bit. It's got to have the pizzazz that only a real, true-to-life divine being can generate. Thus, gurus like Balsekar are forced to conform to those expectations. And we all know that God would never fuck.