Tag: Silence


Omkaradatta's picture

Silence is never-ending speech. Vocal speech obstructs the other speech of silence.

In silence one is in intimate contact with the surroundings.

The silence of Dakshinamurti removed the doubts of the four sages.

Mouna vyakhya prakatita tatvam, (Truth expounded by silence). Silence is said to be exposition.

Silence is so potent.

For vocal speech, organs of speech are necessary and they precede speech.

But the other speech lies even beyond thought.

— Sri Ramana Maharshi


rolly's picture

"A lot of time I chatter just to fill the air. I want to be silent." We often tend to think of silence as the absence of something, as though it is emptiness.

I am

omkarblue's picture

"I simply followed (my teacher's) instruction, which was to focus the mind on pure being, 'I am', and stay in it. I used to sit for hours together with nothing but the 'I am' in my mind, and soon peace and joy and a deep all-embracing love became my normal state. In it all disappeared -- myself, my Guru, the life I lived, the world around me. Only peace remained, and unfathomable silence."

— Nisargadatta Maharaj

How to Realize Inner Silence

blissmusic's picture

"We create ourselves
on top of the silence that is here.

We build ourselves up
to be a certain someone
that expects things to be a certain way.

But it is all built out of thoughts.

How to Realize Silence in Meditation

blissmusic's picture

"If you really look,
you will see
you are avoiding
this moment,
you are avoiding
this moment.

It is not that you
are somewhere else
and you have to get
back to here,

Realizing Silence in Meditation

blissmusic's picture

"The mind
is a non-stop chatterbox.

Always talking talking talking.
Commenting, judging, defining,
describing, knowing.

It is very important
to become aware of


joejo's picture

Thinking is groping in the dark. When things are seen clearly thoughts are not required.


Selfless Being's picture

You cannot think your way to peace. You need only to silence your mind.

— Pamela J. Wells

The Paths of Awareness & Devotion

blissmusic's picture

"Once you have awakened into the experience
of consciousness and energy,
there are two main practices:

One is to rest in the nothingness
in every moment.

You go beyond being transfixed


Gurushabad's picture

Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.

— Rumi