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Quotes on Silence From Hinduism

I am silence among all secrets. – Bhagavad Gita

He cannot be seen by the eye, and words cannot reveal Him. He cannot be reached by the senses, or by austerity or sacred actions. By the grace of wisdom and purity of mind, He can be seen, indivisible, in the silence of contemplation. This invisible Atman can be seen by the mind wherein the five senses are resting. – Atharva Veda



There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within our mind. It is the Supreme Mystery beyond thought. Let one's mind and one's subtle body rest upon that and not rest on anything else. – Maitri Upanishad

Silence is the highest eloquence. – Sri Ramana Maharshi

Silence is the first door to spiritual eminence. – Adi Shankaracharya

The highest form of grace is silence. Swami Chinmayananda

Those who give themselves up to the Lord do more for the world than all the so-called workers. One man who has purified himself thoroughly accomplishes more than a regiment of preachers. Out of purity and silence comes the word of power. Swami Vivekananda

Creativity can only come from silence. If we maintain two minutes of silences every day, then we will see that a whole new dimension of life opens up. – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Silence creates an inner sweetness, an inner freshness. You feel spacious inside. In this state, you start living from moment to moment. The bitterness of the past and the anxiety of the future just disappear into the divine present. – Swami Sukhabodhananda

If you could just give up all other spiritual efforts and disciplines and absorb yourself in relishing the charan-amrita, by abidance in the consciousness, the mind will release you from its clutches. At present, you meekly accept whatever the mind dictates as your own. If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you? – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Listen to the silence – Swami  Atmaswarupananda

There is a saying: Listen to the silence. The scriptures declare that our fundamental error is wrong identification. It means, so to speak, that we have left the silence and been caught up in the noise.

When noise is there, it distracts us. We lose our peace. We search for the peace here, there, everywhere. But our searching itself is noise.

Underneath the noise, the silence always is. The noise is caused by desire, wanting things, wanting to be someone. As long as we want things, want to be someone, we can never find the silence.

The silence is there when the noise stops.

Therefore, we should believe the scriptures and believe our gurus when they tell us that our fundamental problem is desire, the desire for possessions, the desire to be someone important.

Whatever we get of a material sense or of an ego sense, has to be, by definition, impermanent, a little satisfaction and then it goes. And we feel less than we did before.  But if we leave behind the desires, the desire to be someone and to have things, then the silence is always waiting for us.

The silence is full. It is total satisfaction. It is ever there, our true identification. We have to understand it, we have to want it, and we need to practise it.

Swami  Atmaswarupananda – Associated with Sivananda Ashram

Few Thoughts On Silence By Hindu Blog

Learn the art of silence if you are a seeker of truth – silence mean just not keeping quiet but also keep your mind quiet.

There is a voice of truth inside us; but we are unable to hear due to the external and internal noise. 

This small voice inside us the reverberation of the primordial sound “OM.”

Supreme Truth can be realized only in silence, as words cannot explain That.

The road to self realization begins with silence.

When there is internal and external silence, we become one with the Supreme Truth. It is in such rare moments we realize our true essence. 
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