"About Guru Purnima - About Guru"
The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance. "Ru" denotes the remover of that darkness. Therefore one who removes darkness of our ignorance is a Guru.
"About Baba-ji's Name"
The name Neem Karoli Baba is a misnomer. It seems to have begun in the 60s among Western Devotees. Baba's name is really Neeb Karori Baba.
"About Laxmi Narayan Sharma"
Maharajji was born in the village Akbarpur (Firozabad district) of Uttar Pradesh (India) in a wealthy Brahmin jameedar (landlord) family. He was born on Shukla Paksh Ashtmi in the month of Margsheersh and was named Laxmi Narayan Sharma by his father Shri Durga Prasad Sharma.
These are Rams written by Maharaj-ji in His diary. Click to see or download a larger version.