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What does the term 'Guru' Mean?

A. गु शब्दस्तु अंधकारः स्यात् रु शब्दस्तन्निरोधकः
अंधकारनिरोधत्वात् गुरु इति अभिधीयते

Meaning : ‘Gu (गु) refers to darkness assuming the form of ignorance and ‘ru (रु) to the radiance in the form of spiritual knowledge, which dispels this darkness. Thus the Guru is the one who dispels the darkness of ignorance.

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