The term Pseudo Vedantist has been explained by Swami Sivananda in an article called "Pseudo-Vedantic Student".

Vedanta in the hands of raw and unregenerate persons who lack purity and devotion and who have not removed the impurity of their hearts through untiring selfless service with Atma-Bhava and Kirtan and prayer, is perilous. It is like a sharp razor in the hands of a child. Instead of expanding their hearts the Vedantic study will thicken and fatten their egoism. They fall into the deep abyss of ignorance. There is no hope, for them, of being lifted up, as their heart is filled with foolish, Tamasic, obstinacy, false Vedantic pride and self-superiority and false Tushti (satisfaction).

Does any scripture mention or explain the term Pseudo Vedantism, which many of the peetadhipathis appear to be following?

Edit 24-7-2020

The question How to tell if your guru is god-realized?, as suggested by Swami Vishwananda, is different.

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    That was quick. I thought you were going to wait a few days as seen in the comments under this answer hinduism.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1938/18974 Jul 23, 2020 at 7:56
  • @Carmensandiego Interesting!
    – TheLittleNaruto
    Jul 23, 2020 at 8:15
  • I altered the question slightly to mention the title of the article. Also, does the article itself talk about Peethadhipatis being pseudo or is it your own question?
    – Rickross
    Jul 23, 2020 at 13:46
  • @Rickross: After observing many peethadhipatis or babas, etc, being named in various scandals, I posted this question. Jul 23, 2020 at 13:50
  • Okay .. @srimannarayanakv
    – Rickross
    Jul 23, 2020 at 13:51


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