For I myself am best when least in company.
It is indeed a radical act of love just to sit down and be quiet for a time by yourself.
Silence is an empty space, space is the home of the awakened mind.
Silence is essential. We need silence just as much as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.
Deep green needles glow
Against a cobalt sky;
They radiate something
Only a few can sense.
Snow white peaks,
Summits shrouded in clouds,
Shine and echo,
Shine and echo
Through both sides
Of the skin line.
Oh, in all this lies
Some deep implication,
Yet when I try to say more,
I become silent, mute.
If you have followed this inquiry into what
is meditation, and have understood the whole process of thinking, you
will find that the mind is completely still. In that total stillness of
the mind, there is no watcher, no observer, and therefore no experiencer
at all; there is no entity who is gathering experience, which is the
activity of a self-centerd mind. Don’t say, “That is samadhi”;which is
all nonsense, because you have only read of it in some book and have not
discovered it for yourself. There is a vast difference between the word
and the thing. The word is not the thing; the word door is not the
So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered
activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find
there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by
society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of
any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched, it is
innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless,
eternal, to come into being.This whole process is meditation.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
Silence is Golden; it has divine power and immense energy. Try to pay more attention to the silence than to the sounds. Paying attention to outer silence creates inner silence: the mind becomes still. Every sound is born out of silence, dies back into silence, and during its life span is surrounded by silence. Silence enables the sound to be. It is an intrinsic but unmanifested part of every sound, every musical note, every song, and every word. The unmanifested is present in this world as silence. All you have to do is pay attention to it.
The voice in your head is like a wild horse taking you wherever it wants to go…When the voice in your head finally stops talking, you experience inner peace.
In complete silence words are forgotten,
Total clarity appears before you.
When you reflect it, it is boundlessly vast,
And your body becomes numinous.
Numinous it is illuminated without relying on anything,
In illumination, you return to the transcendent.
The dewy moon on the Milky Way,
The snow-clad pine on the cloudy peak.
Take refuge in silence. You can be here or there or anywhere. Fixed in silence, established in the inner ‘I’, you can be as you are. The world will never perturb you if you are well founded upon the tranquility within. Gather your thoughts within. Find out the thought centre and discover your Self-equipoise. In storm and turmoil be calm and silent. Watch the events around as a witness. The world is a drama. Be a witness, inturned and introspective.