A very interesting experiment by the filmmaker Vikram Gandhi.
American filmmaker Vikram Gandhi transformed himself into Sri Kumaré, pretending to be an enlightened guru from a fictional village in India. He adopted a fake Indian accent and grew his hair and beard long. He traveled to Arizona to spread his philosophy and gain followers.
I find very interesting to see it in his face how he gets confused when people praise him so much. Almost like something in him wanted to believe he was what people projected on him.
This could be an explanation of what happened to Chinmoy. Some disciples used to tell him repeatedly that he was the greatest spiritual master that ever existed on earth. Over the years his mind may have switched. He may have started believing in his absolute perfection. That could explain why he became so abusive, which it seems he was not as much in the early years.
What is more interesting to me is how so many people are looking for a perfect human being to guide them, for a guru. We can see here that once they find someone who they think is the right guy, they will disconnect themselves from reality, shutting down their mental discrimination.