He who calls himself swami

sisi's picture

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

He who calls himself swami...

He who lets others call him swami...

He who agrees even to his guru's wish to be called swami...

He is, of course, not a swami.

That is why it is so hard to find a real swami, to recognize the real one.

A real swami will not call himself swami or let others call him so...

A real swami will not try to behave or dress according to your notions of a swami...

A real swami will not let you know that he is such by titles, names, gestures, rituals, appearance...

It takes less to recognize a real swami, less ego on your behalf.

It takes more to recognize a real swami, more openness of your heart.

Mohan Singh's picture


The only harm the word swami can do is that it may inflate his ego if he is not a realized soul.Ego is the only thing that impedes spiritual progrss. The genuine gurus are unaffected by whether you call them swami or not.

Mohan Singh | Sun, 04/10/2011 - 14:26
mariposa's picture

The only thing?

Ego is a big obstacle but not "the only thing" as you believe. Transcend your ego and you will meet the others...

mariposa | Sun, 04/10/2011 - 16:07
Gilana's picture

A real Swami will do whatever the hell he or she wants to

A real Swami does not feel the need to comply with your perception of him or her.

Gilana | Wed, 07/20/2011 - 05:49
Nathyogi's picture

Real Swami

A real swami is least bothered about people calling him swami or fool. He is what he is. Self proclaiming boosts only ego. People are interested in fake swamis which a real swami knows very well.

*** Salutations to the shoes of Guru Siddha Nath ***

Nathyogi | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09