Guru? Who? You?
Every now and then I receive a comment from a reader who has landed on my blog and questions what my site is about. Today I’ll take a moment to explain the title, “Ubuntu Guru”.
First, I do not claim to be a guru. I strive to become more knowledgeable on many subjects, and regard my writing as a significant part of the learning process. I like to share knowledge, write, and teach, but I cannot claim having ‘great’ knowledge as there are so many experts out there with far greater knowledge. I have always turned to them as teachers and guides, and as such I often regard them as a ‘guru’ on the subject. Let’s examine the definition of a ‘guru’. According to the Wikipedia, a guru is:
“one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others (teacher). Other forms of manifestation of this principle also include parents, school teachers, non-human objects (books) and even one’s own intellectual discipline”.
Ubuntu as explained in Wikipedia is both a philosophy and a computer OS named after that philosophy.
“is an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other.” … “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
Ubuntu, to care about others, is a noble virtue. This is why the logo for my site shows Buddha, the enlightened one, thinking about Ubuntu. Buddha was a great teacher, truly among the greatest of all gurus.
Although I’ve most often focused on writing about Ubuntu the operating system for computers. I intend to also write about many other topics, which will hopefully extend this overall philosophy of Ubuntu and sharing wisdom with others.