anyone who takes an honest looking into this guy's career will be hard-pressed look past the deep, crazy cult leader stuff swirling around him
I am not saying that there is not good and bad or right and wrong. From what I've read, I think that Maharishi did some things that were wrong and hypocritical. I think that he was spiritually gifted, but Enlightened? I'm not sure. Is it possible that his weaknesses were part of the education of [a few] of his disciples? Maybe. Are there spiritual leaders who are less flawed? Very likely. Was he the right guru for a number of people? Probably.
I think that he is a microcosm of the complexity of life.