Swami Quotes 

A selection of quotes from Swami Vivekananda Saraswati.

  • "I have known in my life, women who have been raped. I wouldn't say all of them had a strong muladhara [root chakra] but the majority of them did...Sometimes women that have a strong muladhara emit a certain unconscious sensuality and you take it for granted that men are supposed to control themselves?"
  • "Men very often lose their masculinity and we have a lot a sissys and a lot of homos and wimps. And women lose their femininity and we have women who represent themselves as tractor drivers rather than women...A woman has the right to not shave her legs if she wants but it gets mens dicks less hard."
  • "I've been humble enough with this, you know? I'm a sex worker, okay? I'm just providing some sexual services. I have met tantra teachers who pushed themselves onto women and who ... They were asked, "What the heck did you do? What the heck was that?" They simply said, "I knew better than her. She was confused and she didn't even realize what she needed, and because I realized what she needed I did it." 

    This is a parable, an issue by a saintly man of India called [Rama Krishna 00:01:09]. Ramant Krishna said spiritual teachers are of three degrees. Exactly, he said, like the doctors. There are doctors that give you a remedy. Like, you ask them, "I have asthma." And they say, "Take this." They give it to you. Then, you never see them again. Like, they don't care if you took it, if it solved the problem. You just visited them, they gave you a ... 

    There are doctors of the second degree who when you ask them for a remedy, they give it to you, they call you back after one week, they call you back after one month, they follow up the case, and if the remedy was not good enough then they give you something additional or something. So basically, they pay more attention. 

    And then he said there are the doctors of the third kind who if they give you a remedy and you don't take it, they put you down, they put your knee on your chest, and they shove the remedy in your mouth. This is considered forbidden today in a democracy. In India, it was considered okay that the guru knows better than you, and if I think you need a beating, I'll just give you a beating for your own good. You won't like it, and you might not understand it, but I'm still going to do it. This is a complex of superiority that the gurus all over the world have that we know better than you, than you yourself know what you need.

    I'm not acting like a level three. I have given that up long time ago simply because the modern society is so democratic and so politically correct, I don't want to go there. I think it will complicate my life too much. So for my own sake, I could be a better teacher than I am, you know? I could, but I'm not. But for the rest, remember there is this, like, if I see that ..."