A person must first become a Muni, on their journey towards becoming a Rishi.
|A Rishi is someone who is generally considered to be on a higher plane of learning and understanding due to their hundreds of years of tapas or meditation.||A Muni is a person who does introspection or who is thoughtful. A Muni is somewhat like a philosopher who thinks about how and why things are the way they are.|
|Rishi means a sage, one who practices a life of simplicity and renunciation (A Monk or Saint).||Muni is someone who does introspection or who is thoughtful (A Philosopher).|
|Example Rajarishi, Devrishi, Maharishi, Brahmarshi.||Example somewhat a type of rishi.|