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Chapter 3 Qualifications of Guru
To learn more about shabda-pramana, we should examine the Vedic conception of the teacher (guru) and the stude (shishya). To get perfect knowledge, not only must the student turn to Vedic literature as we saw in the previous chapter, but h must also receive knowledge personally from a qualified teacher with whom he has a special relationship. Technically the word 'guru' means 'heavy' and the qualified guru must be heavy, or grave, with knowledge.