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Guru Mahara Ji #230247

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 08, 1973
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(Studio) Many young people now follow teachings of guru, Mahara Ji.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Detroit, Michigan) Young man throws pie in guru's face because he thinks guru is simply slick businessman.

(New York, New York) Mahara Ji claims thousands of followers and fantastic material riches. Guru quit school after 9th grade to become leader For next 3 mos. guru to speak around American United States following on increase Mahara Ji reared by father guru to become perfect master after father died. [MAHARA JI- says he's perfect master because his knowledge is infinite.] Followers may live in mission hses. Donations keep hses. functioning. Renny Davis, 1 of Chicago Seven, follows Mahara Ji and arranged tour for guru in US. Reaction from followers given.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase (Divine Light Mission film)

(Studio) After touring United States last year, Mahara Ji had his suitcase confiscated. It contained jewels and cash. Guru denied personal knowledge of suitcase and contents.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Chase, Sylvia;
Mudd, Roger

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