A favourite game for spiritual seekers is guru-fault-finding. This is played by an examination of the guru’s personal history, real or imagined, looking for behaviours which are judged to disqualify the person from having the status of guru. These behaviours are usually those which would hinder an ordinary person from making spiritual progress.
This game is based on a fallacy, which is to do with the difference between the natures of guru and seeker.
Firstly, the obvious. The one who has reached the top of the mountain can relax, lie down, spread out a bit: this will not interfere with their view down the mountain to help direct the climbers up. Those climbing the same mountain adopt these behaviours at their peril. An irritating or unsocial behaviour in a materialist becomes additionally an obstruction to progress in a spiritual seeker, but is once more just an irritating or unsocial behaviour in the realised guru.
Secondly, there is an immense difference between the internal motivations driving a guru and a seeker, even if the behaviours are indistinguishable. The guru is in alliance with the Self of the seeker, shoulder to shoulder in the oldest and greatest battle of all, in total opposition to allowing the dominance of the seeker’s personality/ego/fiction/script/dreamstate. When a guru appears to treat a seeker badly, the guru is trying to expose the dream to the corrosive effects of light. It is like giving someone who has overslept a shake to show them they are asleep and wake them up. On the other hand, when a seeker treats another person badly, the seeker is trying to impose their own fiction on the other person.
It just doesn’t appear to be fair. I think that is top and bottom of it. But I think a lot of seekers are missing opportunities to progress because they enjoy playing this game. Corvus says that it is an attempt by the seeker to put him on their stage to play out their drama, and part of Corvus’ job is to show the seeker that it is their stage/drama, and usually ridiculous and poorly written to boot.