The Guru-Shishya Parampara: Oral Tradition of Education in India

Verse 5 of the Advayataraka Upanishad states, The syllable gu means shadows (darkness) The syllable ru, he who disperses them. Because of his power to disperse darkness the guru is thus named. Essentially, a guru is someone who leads the student from the darkness of ignorance into the light of knowledge. Although this characterization is […]