While for some devotees there was no matter too trivial on which to consult him—“swami Ji, should I cut my hair?”
She just yelled at me and told me I had to go work things out with swami Ji.
In April, I met in Manhattan with swami Nikhilanand Ji, a JKP preacher who studied at Barsana Dham.
Reaching Benares, I proceeded immediately to the swami's residence.
This was probably not typical of the swami's usual audience composition.
The swami seemed to become aware that somehow he was not holding his audience spellbound.
The swami seemed to sense the impatience, or it might have been coincidence.
The leaders of this deputation had their backs covered with bruises, made by the bamboo of the swami!
The swami made a determined effort to recapture the spotlight.
One of our party asked the swami how he had protected himself against the Himalayan tigers.
1773, " an idol," later, "religious teacher" (1901), from Hindi swami "master" (used as a term of address to a Brahmin), from Sanskrit svami (genitive svaminas) "lord, master," from sva-s "one's own" (cognate with Latin sui; see idiom) + amah "pressure, vehemence."