Origin of guru
Examples from the Web for guru
The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.
And while guru literally means “teacher,” in Hindu and Buddhist contexts, it often means much more.
The guru guiding her mission to becoming a fully realized human: a buttoned up marketing expert named Henry—seriously, get it?
Having a guru in a body does not necessarily help a disciple advance spiritually.
He was the instrument God had chosen to introduce me to my spiritual path and guru.
I daresay Sri Yukteswar would have been the most sought- after guru in India had his words not been so candid and so censorious.Autobiography of a YOGI|Paramhansa Yogananda
Guru and Akram were attending to their injured comrade, who by this time was sitting up, dazed but not badly injured.The Rogue Elephant|Elliott Whitney
Sweetmeats and other delicacies are then offered to the guru, and the disciple makes him a present of one to five rupees.
Every Guru on earth is a reflection of Mahdeva, and it is His life which he is commissioned to give out to the world.Avatras|Annie Besant
Guru was accompanied by dozens of his people, hastily recruited for the task of firing the swamp.The Lost Warship|Robert Moore Williams
Word Origin for guru
1800, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gru- (see grave (adj.)). Generalized sense of "mentor" is from 1940; sense of "expert in something" first recorded c.1966 in Canadian English in reference to Marshall McLuhan.
In Hinduism, a teacher or spiritual leader.