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Is guru and swami the same thing?

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"Is guru and swami the same thing"

Conversations and Morning Walks

1968 Conversations and Morning Walks

Swami means practically the same idea. Swami means the master of the senses. One who has not control over senses, he cannot become guru.
Radio Interview -- March 12, 1968, San Francisco:

Interviewer: Is guru and swami the same thing?

Prabhupāda: Swami means practically the same idea. Swami means the master of the senses. One who has not control over senses, he cannot become guru. The renounced order means he's strictly away from all kinds of sense gratification, especially sex life. Therefore, he's called swami. Swami means the master. One who has become the master of the senses, he can become the spiritual master of the society. That is the idea.

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