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Interview with Swami Tejomayananda

Swami Tejomayananda When we approached H H Swami Tejomayananda for an interview, we got a quick retort. "I have already given a message in the inaugural issue, why an interview?". After much persuasion, he consented to take only a look at the questions. But finally as luck would have it, it was a face-to-face session on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri. Even as I entered, I was dubious whether he would put me off seeing the long queue at his Kutia. As if sensing this, he relaxes me immediately with humour, saying: "See the Brahmacharis at the temple are trying to imitate my way of chanting. He relaxes me with thoughtfulness too. 'Here, take this desk for your writing support." Then he is all attention.... he deliberates upon the questions, pauses, ponders and then only speaks out. Here he is for you all .... Swamiji, your becoming the Mission Head was so sudden. Was it too drastic a move in your eyes? Do you feel as if you are forced to wear shoes too big f