Over the last few hundred years there have been and are currently a plethora of charlatans claiming to be the Messiah, an incarnation of Jesus Christ, a Buddha, an Enlightened Being, an Avatar, a Deity, and so on, with some amassing a multitude of followers, and this will continue until the multitude wise up.
Some, who are living today, reside peacefully in communes with followers, enjoy a vegetarian diet, and good companionship, and there is little to fault with that, but is the claim of these people true? The answer to that question is no, and the way to avoid falling for a false messiah is to know what to look for.
The Holy Teaching is to be kind and helpful to others, no matter their sex, sexual preference, heritage, and so on. It does not matter whether they are rich or poor or believe in God, the teaching is to be kind to all creatures. The Holy Teaching is for a person to become a messiah for helping all beings, and all of the ancient spiritual texts of the world give the way. The Creator has given us the guidance in the Aramaic and Hebrew texts of the Bible, the Sanskrit texts of the Rigveda, Upanishads, Brahma Sutras, Shiva Sutras, Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Bhagavadgita, Pali Texts, Avesta, and so on. Although the guidance is there in the original texts, the translation of those texts into English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, or whatever, is an unholy travesty.
Currently, there is not a single book available for the multitude to read and understand, to practice the way to become a messiah and enjoy the fruits of heaven upon the earth. The reading list is very short and only includes the posts and pages of this site. Only the Rgvedaschool has cracked the code for translating the ancient texts, and one very interesting fact, is that they are all translated in an identical manner with the same dictionary. It is interesting, but understandable because all of the ancient spiritual texts of the world have the same author.
Many thousands of years ago, during the last Golden Age upon the earth, people wised up, mastered the Holy Teaching, and became Messiahs, Buddhas, Avatars, Magians, and so on, and a key feature is the ability to glow with light, not just a glow about the head, but a body of light. Therefore, it is simple, if the person cannot glow with light, they do not know the path to heaven.
Here is a verse from the Veda for those claiming to be enlightened.
With regard to that, the brightness makes clear to stay for living beings collectively and to call on the body has a luster like Grandfather, the shine spreads out and out of to be intent upon the perplexed.