Trailanga Swami

Trailanga Swami

There are four short references to Trailanga Swami in The
Gospel of Ramakrishna
. The longest, in Swami Nikhilananda’s introduction,
describes Ramakrishna’s vision of Siva in Benares; “with ash-covered body
and tawny matted hair, serenely approaching each funeral pyre and breathing
into the ears of the corpses the mantra of liberation.”

He paid a visit to Trailanga Swami, “the celebrated monk,
whom he later declared to be a real paramahamsa, a veritable image of Siva.”
Ramakrishna also describes the Swami as having taken a vow of silence “when
he is truly aware of Unity,” but also quotes him regarding the mind, so
apparently he was not always silent (or wrote).

In Autobiography of a Yogi,
Paramahansa Yogananda, describes Trailanga Swami on pages 291-295; partially
excerpted here.



Sri Trailanga Swami



Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda

Los Angeles, 1972.

Self-Realization Fellowship

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.

“M” .Translation by Swami Nikhilananda.

1973, New York:



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