Interesting story in the Washington Post about how spirituality has become a lucrative profession for Indian gurus and yogis.
For centuries, their image was as barefoot ascetics who spent their lives in solitary Himalayan meditation.
But now India’s gurus, “miracle workers” and spiritual leaders, often collectively known as “godmen,” have become savvy, powerful figures who control vast philanthropic and business empires, dabble in politics and manipulate the media.
There's no mention of Gurinder Singh Dhillon, guru of Radha Soami Satsang Beas. But he's another good example of the trend toward making lots of money while preaching detachment from material pursuits. (See here, here, and here.)