- gu: darkness
- ru: light
"dispels the darkness of ignorance ('gu'), and proclaims enlightenment ('ru'). It is the application of the formula to make our life excellently balanced and successful." -- Excerpt from the book "LIVING REALITY - Questions and Answers about life, under the guidance of The Siri Guru Granth Sahib" by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D
Guru is a teacher or enlightener. One who brings from dark to light. Guru is an idea or and institution, not a person. However, a person can attain this level of clarity of reality. The Guru is anything that can contain a lesson and uplift someone. Guru is everywhere and in everything.