apply to perverted ,half-baked gurus we find today.
Training of Gurus
It is very important to investigate closely the training aguru had received or experiences--- he/she has had in thisarea of work. Most yogis and gurus I have heard about hadreceived only very short training for a few months to acouple of years of formal tutorship. This is differentfrom the long training with a master spanning severalyears in secluded places---the classical ashram processfor any guru. Some have even faked their experience withfalse information too.One Advaitic guru , though a highly educated professional,had no formal training at all ,but had listened to anenlightened master and translated the master's speech fromlocal language to English. After some years, he wouldbecome an authority of Advaita in his own manner and tryto train others.