A guru is a spiritual teacher and leader, particularly in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. It has been said that your guru will find you when you are ready for your study — your journey — to begin.

The noun guru is a Sanskrit word which also means “weighty,” or “grave.” A guru might teach you about meditation and compassion, or how to life your life according to certain precepts and truths. There is also another kind of guru — an expert leader in any field. You can be a guru of accounting or even of pizza-making if you are very good at it and can guide others to greater understanding.

Definitions of guru

n a Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher

Type of:
religious leader
leader of a religious order

n a recognized leader in some field or of some movement

“a guru of genomics”
Type of:
a person who rules or guides or inspires others

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