Guru

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is composed of the words “Gu” or darkness and “Ru” meaning light. The Guru is the one who brings light in minds wrapped into darkness caused by ignorance, teacher, spiritual guide, tutors.

“The syllable gu means darkness, the syllable ru, who wears off, because the power to dispel darkness, the Guru is named”
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Advayatarakopanishad, verse 16 (yoga Upanishads) 

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