â€œI Love Him, I Hate Him, I Love Him Againâ€
Devotion, Deception and Opportunism
in Andrew Cohenâ€™s Re-found Love
for His Guru, H.W.L. Poonja
by Stas Mavrides
Those of you who tuned-in to the latest online offering from Andrew Cohen/EnlightenNext on March 26, 2011 — Awakening to Your Highest Self — a lengthy guru love-fest billed as his â€œGift to the Cosmos,â€ may have been surprised to hear Andrew effusively celebrating his formerly reviled teacher H. W. L. Poonja and their relationship. As a close senior student of Andrewâ€™s for 15 years, I know I was. For over a decade while I was in Andrew Cohenâ€™s inner circle, the only comments I heard from Andrew about his former Lucknow, India Advaita teacher â€œPoonja-jiâ€ (also known as â€œPapajiâ€), were disparaging, disrespectful and vituperative.
Read the article on Integral World.
Also see the follow up discussion at Integral World Forum.