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Guru, 9 Definition(s)

'Guru' belongs in these categories: Buddhism, Hinduism, Pali

9 DEFINITION(S):

A teacher or guide for a novice. This is an important activity in Vajrayana Buddhism.
Added: 02.Jun.2008 | Source: Exploring Religions: Buddhism Glossary
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Guru
Added: 21.Sep.2008 | Source: Religion Facts: Glossary of Buddhism
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Religious Teacher
Added: 27.Sep.2008 | Source: GCSE: A Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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See Root Guru and Spiritual Guide.
Added: 23.Nov.2008 | Source: Kadampa: Glossary of Buddhist Terms
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A holy teacher. Occasionally, a Brahmin who teaches.

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: ReligionNet: Hinduism Glossary
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Guru (गुरु): Revered preceptor, A spiritual teacher. In contemporary India, the title and term "Guru" is widely used within the general meaning of "wise man".

Added: 29.Jun.2012 | Source: WikiPedia: Glossary of Hinduism terms
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guru : (m.) a teacher. (adj.), heavy; venerable.

Added: 03.Aug.2014 | Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary
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Guru,(adj.-n.) (a younger form of garu (q.v.); Sk.guru) venerable,reverend,a teacher VvA.229,230 (°dakkhiṇā a teacher’s fee); PvA.3 (°janā venerable persons); Sdhp.227 (°ûpadesa),417.(Page 253)

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Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Siva all rolled into one. Guru is Gu and Ru; Gu is darkness and Ru is remover. Guru dispels darkness, sin, and ignorance. Once Guru purifies himself both externally and internally and assumes the body of the deity he worships and propitiates, the body of the Guru is the same as the deity; his disciple receives a bit of the effulgence from the grace of the Guru. Initiation by mind (manasi Diksa is the best of all Diksas. I will give you an idea of external purification of the body that the disciple should undergo at the beginning. He awakens in the morning; clears his mind of all impure thoughts; scrapes the coated tongue, cleans the mouth and face, and takes a bath.

In Kashmir Saivism Guru is not necessary for initiation. Abhi says that by acquiring Pratyabhijna, one can bypass Guru initiation. When all the Malas are removed, Spiritual knowledge descends into the soul of the individual and that is called SaktipAta, also called Sattinipatam (ºò¾¢¿¢À¡¾õ) in Saiva Siddhanta of Tamil Nadu.

Added: 09.Sep.2014 | Source: bhagavadgitausa.com: Kashmir Saivism
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