Regarding spiritual gurus I want to give you a ‘warning’ ; there are certain facts which I want to remind you otherwise there is a terrible loss you might suffer in terms of your time and money.
Use spiritual gurus as a tool: They are just the tools. As each tool operates its certain function for which it is made, so as a spiritual guru is. He or she has mastered certain method in his or her life or certain intellectual concepts — they can tell only just that. Don’t expect that they know everything, they don’t! — otherwise religions wouldn’t have been made, only spirituality would reign.
A spiritual guru gives you the belief system: Openly or covertly! He or she lives in that, the belief system is their life — and you would be asked to make your life in that belief system. Belief can destroy you or can make you. Without checking the beliefs consciously don’t accept them.
The purpose of a spiritual guru in your life: It is about help you to make a guru unto yourself; to make you aware certain dormant potential of yours which you never focus on. It is not about making you dependent on him or her — playing out of your insecurities & problems, and extracting money out of your pocket.
True guru versus a fake guru: In fact, in life you can learn from any person — not necessarily him or her to be a self-realized. Most of our problems are psychological than spiritual. If we are looking for a psychological solution — it’s hard to determine who is a fake guru and who is a true guru; otherwise, when we look for a spiritual solution, we truly can!
That’s it for now, perhaps I’ll update this post later on. Still there are many issues which have been left.
Update: There is no list right now. The page that had more than 60 gurus list that I linked at top of the post is not available, it was somehow trashed and could not recovered later on.