Even Ravana wore a Sadhu dress to take Sita away . There is nothing new in there being Gurus as Charlatans in Sanatan traditions .
Just as there is the need for the perceptor to be careful in having a disciple , there is a need to find a Sadguru. Supatra and Sadguru are both a relationship of respect, dignity and delight.
Guru Bin Gyaan Na Upaje, Guru Bin Mile Na Moksha,
Guru Bin Lakhe Na Satya Ko, Guru Bin Mite Na Dosh.
Enlightment can’t come without Guru, Salvation can’t be attained without Guru.
Truth can’t be seen without Guru and vices can’t be removed without Guru.
Guru Narayan Roop Hain, Guru Gyan Ko Ghaat,
Satya Vachan Pratap Son, Man Ke Mite Uchat.
Guru is God, Guru is source of knowledge,
Listening to Guru’s words, the mind becomes pure.
Guru Ko Sir Pe Raakhiye, Chaliye Aagya Mahi,
Kahe Kabir Ta Daas Ko, Teen Lok Bhai Naahi.
One who keeps Guru’s order on his head, and goes everywhere
Kabir says, need not fear anything in the three worlds.
All by Kabir.
During the 14th–17th centuries, a great Bhakti movement swept through India, initiated by a loosely associated group of teachers or sants. They taught that people could cast aside the heavy burdens of ritual and caste, and the subtle complexities of philosophy, and simply express their overwhelming love for God. This period was also characterized by a spate of devotional literature in vernacular prose and poetry in the ethnic languages of the various Indian states or provinces