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What do you mean by the phrase PARAMAHAMSA ?

Tags: religion & spirituality, paramahamsa
Asked by sudhakar kuruvada, 17 Mar '13 08:35 pm
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Paramahamsa is a Sanskrit religio-theological title of honor applied to Hindu spiritual teachers of lofty status who are regarded as having attained enlightenment. The title literally means "supreme swan," and symbolizes spiritual discrimination. The swan is equally at home on land or water. Similarly, the true sage is equally at home in the realms of matter and of spirit. To be in divine ecstasy and simultaneously to be actively wakeful is the paramahansa state; the 'royal swan' of the soul floats in the cosmic ocean, beholding both its body and the ocean as manifestations of the same Spirit.[1] Paramahansa is a sannyasi of the highest level of spiritual development in which union with ultimate reality is attained.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 17 Mar '13 08:37 pm

 
  
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Paramahamsa is a Sanskrit religio-theological title of honor applied to Hindu spiritual teachers of lofty status who are regarded as having attained enlightenment.
Answered by Quest, 18 Mar '13 11:19 am

 
  
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Paramahamsa is a Sanskrit religio-theological title of honor applied to Hindu spiritual teachers of lofty status who are regarded as having attained enlightenment. The title literally means "supreme swan," and symbolizes spiritual discrimination. The swan is equally at home on land or water. Similarly, the true sage is equally at home in the realms of matter and of spirit. To be in divine ecstasy and simultaneously to be actively wakeful is the paramahansa state; the 'royal swan' of the soul floats in the cosmic ocean, beholding both its body and the ocean as manifestations of the same Spirit.[1] Paramahansa is a sannyasi of the highest level of spiritual development in which union with ultimate reality is attained.
Answered by iqbal seth, 18 Mar '13 06:23 am

 
  
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Superior stage of saint which have more responsibility for spreading sprituality
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 17 Mar '13 09:58 pm

 
  
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