Guru - Indian Ink Theatre Company



Guru is a term used in Indian culture to refer to a spiritual teacher or guide who possesses deep knowledge and wisdom in a particular field, such as religion, philosophy, or meditation. In broader terms, a guru can also be someone who is highly skilled or knowledgeable in any subject and serves as a mentor or advisor to others seeking guidance and enlightenment.

Gurus are respected for their expertise and often play a significant role in shaping the beliefs and practices of their followers, offering insights and teachings to help them navigate life’s challenges and achieve personal growth.

Gurus may spend time in secluded places for meditation and reflection, seeking deeper understanding and enlightenment. Their role involves teaching and mentoring disciples, offering wisdom, guidance, and support to those who seek it. While gurus are respected for their knowledge and wisdom, they often emphasise humility, compassion, and selflessness in their teachings, seeing themselves as servants of their followers’ spiritual journeys.

There are various types of gurus, each specialising in different fields of knowledge and spiritual practices. Some common types are:

  • Spiritual Gurus – individuals who offer guidance and teachings on spiritual matters, such as mediation, mindfulness, yoga and philosophy.
  • Yoga Gurus – specialising in the teaching and practice of yoga, including asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and meditation.
  • Meditation Gurus – experts in various mediation techniques and practices.
  • Religious Gurus – In various religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and other.
  • Self-help Gurus – focus on personal development, offering advice and techniques for achieving success, happiness and fulfilment in life.
  • Wellness Gurus – specialising in promoting holistic health and well-being.