The essence of being in gurukul is learning from the guru. Before the construction of any infrastructure, this is what happens first. For this, the Adiguru, Sadashiva himself, gives the perfect context behind the Gurukul education system that SPH Bhagavan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam elaborates on.
auṁ saha nāvavatu | saha nau bhunaktu | saha vīryam karvāvahai | tejasvi nāvadhītam astu mā vidvi ṣāvahai || auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||
May we both (the Guru and the disciple), together be protected. May we both be nourished and enriched with knowledge.
May we both work with great strength, energy, and enthusiasm. May our study and learning together,
illumine us both with the sharp, absolute light of higher intelligence. So be it. May we both not have enmity or incompletion with each other. AUM. Let there be Peace (in my inner space). Peace (in nature). Peace (in the Divine forces)
~ kṛṣṇā Yajurveda, taittriya upaniṣad
वेदागमपुराणानां धर्मज्ञानैकबोधिनाम् ।
पठनं प्रत्यहं यतत्त् तृत्तीयं शीलमीरितम् ॥ ५५ ॥
vedāgamapurāṇānāṃ dharmajñānaikabodhinām ।
paṭhanaṃ pratyahaṃ yatatt tṛttīyaṃ śīlamīritam ॥ 55 ॥
Regular or daily recitations, study, and internalization of the Veda-Agama-Purana certainly cause the awakening of the pure knowledge and consciousness of Dharma, the eternal cosmic law; and Jnana, the pure science and knowledge (of Shiva). This is known as the third Shila. (55)
Source: Sri Chandrajnana Agama, Uttara Pada, Verse - 55