Authors' lust for fame overshadowed virtue/morals Feb 2, 2009
It was Kyriacos' unquenchable thirst for discovery that brought him to Daskalos' doorstep. Daskalos welcomed his fellow countryman as an observer and reporter of the Teachings, but under one condition: "'You can write about the teachings if you wish, assuming that I do not get the credit.' His books were well received by an audience hungry for a rich Western spiritual path. Yet Markides swiftly lost the trust of Daskalos as Kyriacos went well beyond the boundaries he was given. He wrote extensively about Daskalos powers, feats, and personal life. He betrayed and portrayed Daskalos as an object of admiration and fascination and began to distance himself from the teacher and deeper message that comes with patience and perseverance. Markides and Kostas (student of Daskalos for 20 yrs) began to slur Daskalos accusing him of everything from black-magic to sexual misadventures >Charges Daskalos faced his entire life from vindictive and insecure figures in the Orthodox Church.