Cohen Suddenly Gets "Integrity"
File under: The Siddhi of PR
Seemingly in response to the Jaxon-Bear brouhaha – or at least timed suspiciously close to it – "bad boy" and fellow Papaji-ite (and rival) Andrew Cohen has released "A Declaration of Integrity" on his blog. Apparently, it's getting hot in the kitchen and the boy does not want to leave:
I’ve always been the kind of teacher who evokes reverence and respect from some, and suspicion and hatred from others. In recent years, however, this polarization has become more extreme, due in large part to the dedicated efforts of a small group of former students who seem to have made it their life mission to create and spread a negative picture of who I am, in a couple of books and in online forums.One of those "former students" being his own mother! We read her book The Mother of God last year on the plane, but we couldn't finish it as it was just endless stories of Andrew being a grandiose asshole. Too close to home, we guess.
It doesn't appear that they've caught this yet, but since it's more in the purview of the What Enlightenment? blog, we'll let them take it from here. It's been a while since our last visit and it looks like there's a couple of new articles about abusive gurus up, so check it out.
Update: It looks like they've caught it now.