Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.
Gurus - those who can shed light into the darkness, who can bring to us an awakening - can be found everywhere. If the eccentric fellow on the street corner catches your attention with but a sentence of wisdom which causes you to ponder and make changes in your life for the better, even if you never see him again, he has been a Guru to you. In the West, the term 'Guru' has tended to be used for someone who is top of their profession and thus an 'expert' on the subject. This is demeaning the fullness of the term. Yes such people may be able to shed light on the intricacies of lace making or production of Widgetry; but this is simply expertise. A true Guru sheds light into the dark corners of our psyche, our very soul - even if we don't know we have one. A true Guru is ever humble, even if within their subject they tower high. Their thoughts are never for themselves, but for the opening up of their students, the expansion of a noble idea, for the betterment of the community at large.
With that in mind, here is an offering from a modern Guru, who was lost to us too soon.