Transmission of knowledge
The Baul Gurus operate out of their Akhras. The Akhras are an institution of traditional learning vis-à-vis the Baul-Fakiri doctrines. The Gurus initiate the would-be learners, and through this initiation process the latter become Shishyas to the former. Thus, in Baul, the transmission happens from the Master to the Pupil through the Guru-Sishya parampara.