Will you call him a Visionary because the projects he had envisioned materialized even after he left his mortal body?
Will you call him a Saint because he learnt, taught and lived the way prescribed in the scriptures?
Will you call him a Leader because wherever he went, he had a lot of followers?
Will you call him a Spiritual Dynamo because he could inspire the youth even when he was 77?
Will you call him an Administrator because he could head more than 200 centres worldwide, manage 80 schools, and administer hundreds of projects at the same time?
Will you call him a Writer because he wrote so many books and commentaries on the scriptural texts?
Will you call him a Speaker because leaving the audience mesmerized by his speeches was a common phenomenon?
Will you call him a Psychologist because he could study the psyche of almost anybody?
Will you call him an Architect because he could give structural designs (even though not from an Engineering background) for the institutions he built?
Will you call him a Guru because he was a teacher to millions of people?
Will you call him a Friend because whenever you need him, the moment you call him, he’s there for you?
Will you call him a Mother because he loved everyone more than any mother would love her child?
Will you call him a Father because he shaped your personality?
Will you call him a Military General because he could give orders and put anyone to task without even pointing a gun at them?
Will you call him a Scholar because he was an expert in the scriptures?
Will you call him a Story-teller because no one could manufacture stories instantly as he did?
Will you call him a Patriot because every single task he took would be to uplift the country?
Will you call him a Humanitarian because his love for mankind was the same irrespective of which background they came from?
What will you call a man who had experienced the blissful state of the Self and could have stayed in the solitudes of Himalayas, but came down only to uplift the downtrodden people whom he never knew in his life?
What will you call him who lived every moment of his life for the welfare of humanity?
What will you call him whose every breath was a teaching?
What will you call him who worked 18 hours a day despite have heart and other ailments, only to serve humanity?
What will you call him who would answer every letter any devotee would write to him, thus ending up writing an average of 40-50 letters everyday throughout his life?
What will you call him who showed you the right direction and purpose of your life?
What will you call him who loves you more than anyone else could ever do?
What will you call him who was all of the above and much more?
You can call him by no other name, but Swami Chinmayananda!
Salutations to the Great Master who has made life purposeful to millions across the globe!