Who may be called a paramahamsa? – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Answers



Who may be called a paramahamsa? He, who like a swan, can take the milk from a mixture of milk and water, leaving aside the water. He, who like an ant, can take the sugar from a mixture of sugar and sand, leaving aside the sand.

A paramahamsa is always conscious that God alone is real and all else illusory. Only the swan has the power to separate milk from a mixture of milk and water. The swan’s tongue secretes an acid that separates the milk from the mixture. The paramahamsa also possesses such a juice; it is his ecstatic love for God. That separates the Real from the mixture of the Real and the unreal. Through it one becomes aware of God and sees Him.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa