Dear C A very enlightening post on Guru and I also enjoyed the feedbacks. We are fortunate to have you as our cyber Guru, who helps us atleast get initiated..! Many of your posts in the spiritual forum has influenced the way I think and whenever I read Deivathin Kural, how I wish MahaPeriva was still alive and I am able to clarify doubts with him directly. Guru-shishya parampara is such a unique feature of our culture and I am glad you wrote about it. I recently attended an arangetram and the teacher in her speach insisted on the importance of learning from a Guru even in this internet era. -Gayathri.