--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Mason" 
> 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?

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