Born as a Dharma Gurung in Dhanubas but known as Dharmu, he became famous as Dhanu Guru in 18th century Nepal when people realized his extraordinary mastership in archery but later was called Guru Baaje for his profound wisdom on the dharma when he moved to kalabang(Kaloban/Black Forest) Gareti, Pumdibhumdi, Nepal.
It was at this time that a program of archery was held in Nuwakot by the king of Nuwakot. In this program Dharma Gurung representing kaski state and Malla Thakuri of Baglung representing Parbat were called for regarding the well known mastership of their archery. Obviously Dharmu Gurung and Malla Thakuri reached the final. Malla Thakuri took the first attempt and he broke the thread in the sky. In the turn of Dharma Gurung he said its meaningless to hit such a thread of easyness. Then when the King asked what type of thread he likes to hit for, he said looking to the mirror in front I want to hit the thread in the sky back. And lo! In this way he hit the thread turned into two. As Dharmu gurung who was the representative of Kaski state won the game, when he was back the king of kaski asked him to ask for any boon and it is at this time that he asked to give the Kaaloban (Black forest)(called kalabang by gurungs) to be granted where he can build his commune of lineage and practice dharma at its highest level.
He was a master of pye tan lyu tan and a guru of many siddha vidhyas. People used to come to him for treatment from far and wide and to learn about dharma and secret tantra vidyas. People called him Guru Baaje for his profound encyclopedic wisdom.
When Guru Baaje realized his time was going to have its way, he called all and mainly pointing to Karnu Gurung he said “Our is a tradition of Guru and we hold the light of Gurus hence we are called Gurungs. From 1 to 9 it is a whole number, I am the first of this generation and by the time of 9th generation it will be complete as 9 is a last number. Then in the 10th generation there will be born a master guru himself, a Adiguru incarnate who will transcend all dharmas and gurus, his name will start with A. and as 10 represents eternity he will not be Kshina but will be Aadi and Anadi. A master guru a siddhabuddha will he be to save many a life and simply but incredibly will he use his methods.”
After this he said syai syai and moved to the north never to be back.
- Prof. Dr. Rajaram Subedi (2005).The History of Kaski State, Vidyarthi Pustak Bhandar, Nepal. ISBN 99933-55-34-8
- Gareti Baarabhai Bangsavali