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No talking is necessary – Swami Ranganathananda

No talking is necessary. When talking is necessary, we are at the grossest level. That is why in a civilization where talking keeps up a human relationship, when you cease to talk, friendship breaks. Because we are at a very gross level of human communication.

At a higher level not much talking is necessary. The heart knows the heart. The mind of the mother connects with the baby, not through talk but through mere feeling communication. Very subtle it is. This capacity we are losing in civilization.

That is why chattering is necessary in civilization to keep up human relationship.

Constant chattering. Husband and wife must chatter all the time. Otherwise it will be cruelty, they will say. If you are not talking, you are being cruel to me; finished. Your grossest human relationship is called vaikhari, but you are still on it because you don’t know there is a higher one. There is a mental communication.
Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission
Source - May 2016 edition of Prabuddha Bharata.