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Satguru or Sadguru means true guru (Sanskrit सदगुरू sat=true), literally: true teacher. The title means that his students have faith that the guru can be trusted and will lead them to moksha, enlightenment or inner peace. It is based on a long line of Hindu philosophical understandings of the importance of knowledge and that the teacher, guru, is the sacred conduit to self-realization. Jump to: navigation, search A guru (गुरू Sanskrit) is a teacher in Hinduism, Buddhism or Sikhism. ... This article discusses faith in a religious context. ... The term trust has several meanings: In sociology, trust is willing acceptance of one persons power to affect another. ... Jump to: navigation, search Moksha (Sanskrit: मोक्ष, liberation) or Mukti (Sanskrit: विमुक्ति, release) refers, in general, to liberation from the cycle of death and rebirth. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search Inner peace or peace of mind is a colloquialism that refers to a state of being mentally or spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep onself strong in the face of discord or stress. ...

A popular etymology claims that the word guru comes from गुरु, Gu=darkness; Ru=light in Sanskrit, literally the one that takes you from darkness to light. Nowadays, in India, every teacher is called guru. In the West, its usage has extended into anyone who makes religious or philosophical statements and has followers because of this. In further extension it means simply expert. Jump to: navigation, search Etymology is the study of the origins of words. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sanskrit ( संस्कृता) is a classical language of India and a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. ...

  • In Hinduism guru is used interchangeably with satguru. Traditionally the title "guru" is used in the context of a relationship between a teacher and a student, rather than an absolute. See Guru-shishya tradition.
  • In Sikhism, Satguru is one of the many names for God.

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Notes and references

  1. ^  Olsen, G. (1999). MasterPath: The Divine Science of Light and Sound, (Vol. 1). Temecula, CA: MasterPath, Inc. ISBN 1885949014
  2. ^  Sant Mat - Surat Shabd Yoga: Contemporary Guru Lines & Branches

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Satguru or Sadguru means true guru (Sanskrit सदगुरू sat=true), literally: true teacher.
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