--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Mason" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Guru Dev has pointed out that a guru must prerequisitely be a > brahmana.
You mean, a member of the Brahmin caste? Furthermore he clarifies in a quote used by MMY in 'Amrit > Kana':- > 'In the Shastra it is written that there are two marks of a guru: > stotriyata (one who has thoroughly studied the Vedas) and > brahmanishthata (one possessing knowledge of the immortal Self, > Brahman) And women are not capable of this? (What's "Amrit Kana"?) > - "tadviGYaanaarthasa gurumevaabhigachchhet samitpaaNiH shrotriyaM > brahmanishhTha"' > (Manduka Upanishad 1-1-12) > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Mason" > > <premanandpaul@> wrote: > > > > > > If one is using the word 'guru' in the Indian strict > > > sense of the word, no, there can be no flexibility in > > > who and who cannot be gurus. > > > > Could you define "the Indian strict sense of the word," > > please? To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/