Does Appearance Matter?
There was a time when Prem Rawat aka Maharaji ("Great King") aka Guru Maharaj Ji said his premies ("lovers") - now called students - were easily recognisable by the light shining out of them. It was the light of youthful enthusiasm and the excitement of conversion to a new religion amidst an apparently ever-growing band of "beautiful brothers and sisters". 30 years later, (2010) after decades of meditation on his "Knowledge", they seem to be perfectly normal middle class "Westerners". Sure they're smiling for the Facebook pics but if there's anything special about these people, it doesn't show, especially if you know them personally.
These images were taken directly from Facebook and are randomly selected except that they were linked to people I knew personally or knew of as followers of Prem Rawat's since about 1970 or who openly show their committment to Rawat, some in administrative positions. It may be that some of these people have renounced their faith in Rawat and have realised they believed in just another cult leader spruiking a phony cure-all but you won't be able to tell that from the photos as they weren't any different when they were true believers apart from those brief exciting periods when they were trying to convince others of their "experience" or attending cult functions and shined just a little bit, much like someone who has just left a church service or a good movie.
NB: Most of these people that I knew were good, nice people but then so are all the people who I know who have nothing to do with Rawat or have left him disillusioned and disgusted that they were duped.
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