Money (lots of it) and spirituality (questionable amount of it) continue to mix at Radha Soami Satsang Beas, the Indian religious organization I used to be a part of.
Someone just emailed me a link to this news story, "Religare Health Trust names Gurpreet Dhillon as CEO."
Religare Health Trust (RHT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Delhi-based Religare Enterprise Ltd (REL), has named Gurpreet Dhillon as CEO of the company. Earlier, Dhillon was working as the executive director and COO of RHT.
...Gurpreet Dhillon is also a second cousin of the billionaire brothers Malvinder and Shivinder Singh who are the promoters of Religare and Fortis Group. Moreover, Gurpreet is one of the two sons of Gurinder Singh Dhillon, leader of the spiritual group Radha Soami Satsang Beas. The Singh brothers are followers of the spiritual group and their maternal grandfather had previously served as one of the gurus of the group.
Some will say that all's fair between relatives, whether close or distant. If a Radha Soami Satsang Beas devotee wants to make Indian-style billionaires out of relatives who just happen to be the guru and his sons, so what?
Others, like me, have an old-fashioned view that spirituality shouldn't be so closely connected to money-making. Gurus and other spiritual leaders should be focused on "divine" aspirations, not becoming hugely rich.