Modestly described at the Swami Nityananda website as “the author of more than 300 books published in 27 global languages. Nithyananda has been named among the world’s top 100 most spiritually influential personalities of 2012 by renowned esoteric magazine ‘Mind Body Spirit’ from Watkins.”
His website also describes him as “A spiritual genius with an enlightened insight into everything from management to meditation, from relationships to religion, and from success to spirituality, Nithyananda brings to us a wealth of practical wisdom, meditation techniques, kriyas and tools for lasting inner transformation.
“A trained yogi, a powerful spiritual healer and a siddha, Paramahamsa Nithyananda is working actively with scientists and researchers worldwide to decode the mystical yogic sciences of the East, including levitation, teleportation and manifestation (materialization).”
Okay. Hope you don’t mind, Blog-Buddies. Around here, I just do face reading on people as humans.
I will use the system of Face Reading Secrets, as in my fifth how-to book on physiognomy, published just this month, “The NEW Power of Face Reading.”
I am really curious, admittedly, to read a renunciate spiritual leader who has personally written more than 300 books. You know, that common sense first approach that I discussed yesterday.
Technical preparation for Face Reading
- Unfortunately I have no access to a current photo of this guru. But you’re welcome to use Google images to find one that may supplement your reading of this blog post.
- If you are new to physiognomy, you might want to read FAQs about my system of Face Reading Secrets(R).
- To tell right from left, cross over mentally — as though you were shaking hands.
- Blog-Buddies, I will identify one item of face reading data at a time. Then I’ll comment on the related talent and potential challenge.
- Face reading is an alphabet. To the extent you look just like the Swami, you have that talent and potential challenge in common.
- The power of face reading has many components. One is the accuracy. Accuracy is one reason I dare to read someone as well known and widely revered as Swami Nithyananda, even though I know nothing about him other than the words quoted above and elsewhere at this blog, plus what I see in his photographs.
Item of Face Reading Data: A VERY Big Face
How to See The Face Reading Data: Look at the overall proportions of Nityananda’s face. It is exceptionally large in proportion to his neck, extra wide.
The Corresponding Talent: Memorable to people. You could say, “Made for fame.”
That doesn’t mean the man couldn’t choose the lifestyle of a humble and unworldly renunciate. Only this talent for being memorable would be a great asset if, for a wild hypothetical example, he had more householder-like ambitions.
The Potential Challenge: Being very concerned with popularity and ambition?
Item of Face Reading Data: Zesty Smile Style
How to See the Face Reading Data: With this manner of smiling, Swami Nithyananda shows some of his bottom row of teeth. You can learn more about the structure of smiles and their significance, with illustrations by renowned German artist Meiki Mueller, in “Read People Deeper: Body Language + Face Reading + Auras.”
The Corresponding Talent: Exceptionally adventurous and open to life.
The Potential Challenge? An unusual degree of being engaged in material life? This interpretation is a bit different from the challenge I would normally cite. Why? The face I am reading belongs to a Swami, a renunciate.
This exceptional openness to material life, even among householders, and not balanced with internal giving…. well, this is a bit puzzling to me.
It is especially puzzling due to the many renunciates whose photos I have explored over the years with face reading. Never have I seen anything like this, a renunciate with such a focus on worldly experience. Perhaps he has an exceptionally humble heart!
Let’s keep reading.
Item of Face Reading Data: Prominent Canine Teeth
See that, CURIOUS AS EVER? Related to your recent Comment #8 about face reading of teeth, you have really hit the jackpot today. 😉
How to See The Face Reading Data: Canine teeth, the pointy ones, are longer than the four teeth between them (front teeth included).
The Corresponding Talent: Exceptional competitiveness. The owner of such teeth tends to get what he wants, in worldly ways.
The Potential Challenge? Exceptionally aggressive?
I would, of course, add how puzzling it is to me personally to find a swami with such aggression.
Personal disclosure: Having been drawn to renunciate life between the ages of 21 and 35, I have researched many a recluse, renunciate, saint, monk, and nun. Never before have I seen a swami, or renuniciate, with a huge open smile that reveals canine teeth.
Actually, it is not traditional for any renunciates (within Hinduism, Catholicism, Buddhism, or other traditions) to be photographed with a really big, engaged, wide-open smile.
For instance, here is a photograph of Parmahansa Yogananda. I have seen many photos of him. This is the broadest, most wide open smile I have seen on him.
Item of Face Reading Data: Mega-Muscular Upper Lip
How to See The Face Reading Data: Notice the texture of Swami Nithyananda’s upper lip. It may take some experience as a face reader, but with practice you can discern lip texture.
It is rather unusual to have muscular lip texture on either lip. When you do notice it, you will generally notice it on the lower lip. With Swami Nithyananda, however, the muscularity is on the upper lip only.
The Corresponding Talent: Tough when expressing information about emotional and spiritual life. Passionately espousing his point of view.
The Potential Challenge? Defensive, aggressive, and/or opinionated when expressing information about emotional and spiritual life?
Item of Face Reading Data: VERY Angled Eyebrows
How to See The Face Reading Data: Look for a hinge place at the top edge of each eyebrow (i.e., the forehead edge). Swami Nithyananda has very strongly hinged eyebrows.
The Corresponding Talent: A managerial mindset. Definite opinions, not afraid to pursue them and enforce them.
The Potential Challenge? A bit aggressive for a renunciate?
Item of Face Reading Data: VERY Prominent Chin Thrust
How to See The Face Reading Data: You’ll need practice at seeing in three dimensions, Blog-Buddies, to appreciate the huge degree of stick-out to this swami’s chin. Or you could just look at his photo at yesterday’s post, which isn’t a straight on view.
Swami Nithyananda has one of the thrustiest chins I have seen. Not as extreme as comedian Jay Leno’s. But then Swami Nithyananda does not have a lifestyle involving aggressive performances as an entertainer and the hobby of collecting automobiles.
You Blog-Buddies who are experts on Swami Nithyananda would know better than I if he might also have a collection of 90 motorcycles.
The Corresponding Talent: Aggression at pursuing his objectives. Exceptionally competitive.
The Potential Challenge? Pushing too hard?
Preparing to Conclude my Face Reading of Swami Nithyananda
The more I look at this man as a face reader, I am baffled. If he were a star in a Bollywood Movie, I wouldn’t feel so much cognitive dissonance.
Backing up a bit to body language, Swami Nithyananda wears a charming smile. He is is wearing lovely earrings. (What, earrings on a renunciate?)
Swami Nithyananda isalso wearing the largest necklace of rudraksha beads I have ever seen.
As noted at a website about these traditional beads for a renunciate:
The Rudraksha represents a very powerful and sacred symbol of spiritualism for Hindus. Rudraksha beads that are worn around the neck either as a chain or a solitary amulet have been known confer extraordinary benefits to the wearer. Males usually wear it to invoke the grace of Shiva the God of destruction. The term Rudra stands for Lord Shiva. It is also believed that these beads help an individual to forsake lust and passion in order to remain celibate.
One of these isn’t enough, evidently. Swami Nithyananda is wearing TWO of the them, again the largest size of this type of necklace I have ever seen.
Then he has added golden beads.
Unlike any ochre-robed Swami I have ever seen, in a life where I have gazed adoringly at many a saint and swami, Swami Nithyananda is beaming out a charismatic smile, clearly basking in personal attention paid towards him.
A picture of this swami is burned into my consciousness from years of devotion.
One more thing, about Swami Nithyananda personally authoring 300 books. Born in 1978, he would now be how old, 34 or 35? I’m really surprised that, in addition to all the inward duties, and outward requirements, of being a professional in his religion, this man would have found time to author quite so many books.
Having a ghostwriter is no crime, but pretending to not have a ghostwriter is a bit much for a man of God. Seems to me.
Even Justin Bieber’s Mom, Pattie Mallette (recently profiled at “Deeper Perception”) didn’t hide the fact that she used a ghostwriter for her memoir.
Okay, with all that off my chest, on to the…
Conclusion of the Face Reading of Swami Nithyananda
Here is a powerful man, with the ability to go forth in the world and make a really big splash:
- The lifelong asset (Soul Signature Trait, I call it in “Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup“) of being memorable to others. (Face reading data is the ultra-large face.)
- Smiling ultra-big, not related to inner giving but showing a zesty, fearless commitment to life. (Face reading data is the Zesty Smile Style.)
- Major aggression in action, when dealing with competition. (That out-angled chin thrust.)
- Internal resources for winning, as shown in the ultra-long canine teeth.
- Strong personal opinions, helpful for moving his ideas into pop culture. (Face reading data is VERY angled eyebrows.)
What is most distinctive on this handsome face? Swami Nithyananda’s muscular upper lip, suggesting that he has both certitude, power, and aggression in putting forth his ideas about inner life.
Reading this face, I can totally appreciate Swami Nithyananda’s celebrity. What I can’t understand is how anyone would consider him a man of God with the lifestyle of a swami.
As defined by Wikipedia, admittedly not the Rig Veda, but easy for me to locate and quote from:
A swami is “an ascetic or yogi who has been initiated into the religious monastic order founded by Adi Shankara … The term usually refers to men, but can also apply to women who have taken the oath of renunciation and abandoned their social and or worldly status to follow this path.”
Blog-Buddies, I am all the more curious to research this man with an aura r4eading. Is he spiritually Enlightened? Is he even truthful? Might Swami Nithyananda be inspired in a way that allows him to redefine, with integrity, what “Ascetic” means?
Meanwhile, let’s stop to consider this face reading of a really influential man. Comments, anyone?