Meaning of Initiation

A provocative question comes in to Gurudeva today about taking initiation from a Guru. What happens if that Guru passes? Do we need to take another initiation from a living guru?

Photo of  Gurudeva
As we come closer to the wonderful Gods of Hinduism, we come to love them in a natural way, to be guided by them and to depend on them more than we depend on ourselves.
—Gurudeva