"Each one of you is a Parama-Hansa...it is just that you have forgotten your true self under the veil of Ashudh [Impure] Maya [Materialistic Illusions].....You are a Hansa or the Swan [Jeeva Atma].....The day you merge with the Parama [Sarva Atma/Supreme Consciousness], you will have regained your Parama-Hansa nature...!" ~ J G M J V S A J "It is possible for the Swan to separate milk from water and
partake of the former only. The other birds are unable to do this.
Iswara is mingled with maya; He is non-dual with it. The ordinary people
cannot distinguish Him from maya. But the Paramahamsas- the men of
perfection-are able to cognize Iswara to the exclusion of maya." - Sri Ramakrishna.