The Washington Post (1974-Current file); Apr 15, 1975; ProQuest Historical Newspapers The Washington Post (1877 - 199 pg. B3
Once a Guru, Always. .. He Thinks
The 17-year-old Guru Maharaj Ji returned to India from his house in Malibu, Calif,, for the first time in two years last weekend and declared that he is still a "perfect master" worthy of worship even if his mother thinks he is a playboy,.
Accompanied by a retinue of 10, including his 26-yearold American wife and infant daughter, the guru declined to answer his mother's charges that he had started to drink alcoholic beverages, eat meat, and to show too much interest in sex. He declared "Nobody can make a guru except the Guru Maharaj Ji himself."
Meanwhile, his mother reportedly was in the Himalayan foothills, formally installing her eldest son, 24 year-old Bal Bhagwan Ji, as the new recognized leader of the Divine Light Mission founded by her late husband 15 years ago.