Guru Stocks U.N.: Ex-Cultists

New York Post/July 19, 2004
By Alex Ginsberg

A Queens guru who's been accused of seducing women despite his vow of chastity has stacked U.N. headquarters with scores of followers in a bid to promote himself as an advocate for world peace, according to ex-cult members.

As many as 60 U.N. clerical workers and mid-level managers are devotees of Sri Chinmoy, 73, a spiritual leader espousing a philosophy of vegetarianism, celibacy, meditation and extreme athletics, ex-members said.

The guru, whose actual name is Chinmoy Kumar Ghose, presides over a worldwide spiritual empire from his home in Jamaica Estates.

In recent years, the self-avowed chaste holy man has been accused of seducing female disciples, The Post reported in May.

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