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guru  Term Image (guru) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
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Short Description: spiritual guide or Master
Long Description: spiritual guide or Master. Also, a preceptor, any person worthy of veneration; weighty; Jupiter. The true function of a guru is explained in The Guru Tradition. Gurukula is the household or residence of a preceptor. A brahmacārin stays with his guru to be taught the Vedas, the Vedāngas and other subjects this is gurukulavāsa.
Source(s): Lamp of Non-Dual Knowledge, Cream of Liberation Translated by Swami Sri Ramanananda Saraswathi
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms