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
A clean personal environment, wearing clean clothes, bathing often, keeping the room spotless where you meditate, breathing clean air, letting fresh air pass through your house, is all very important in the fulfillment of purity.
—Gurudeva