By Swami Harshananda
Just as one burning lamp can light another lamp similarly a perfect guru can pass on his spiritual power to a qualified or worthy disciple through a touch. This is called Tārakayoga. It is also called śaktipāta or bequeathing spiritual power.
- Guru means spiritual master.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore