ANSWER: The word Paramahamsa applies to a person who has experienced God and knows the difference between what is “real” and what is not “real.” According to the Vedantic/Hindu tradition, God alone is real. Literally, the word Paramahamsa means “the Supreme Swan.” Such a mythological swan can drink the cream part of milk, separating it from the whey. Similarly, a Paramahamsa experiences Divinity, which is the essence of this world, rejecting the non-real, sensual world.
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WHAT IS A DIVINE INCARNATION? a Zoom talk by Swami Bhaskarananda at 7 PM Pacific Time Tuesday, August 3August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Quote of the day
Work on with the intrepidity of a lion but at the same time with the tenderness of a flower.— Swami Vivekananda