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
Goodness and mercy, compassion and caring are the intrinsic, inherent or indwelling nature of the soul. Wisdom and pure knowledge, happiness and joy are the intrinsic nature of the soul.
—Gurudeva