Friday, May 19, 2006

Shhhh.... It's silence!

Can you hear the silence?
Can you speak the silence?
Can you touch the silence?
Can you smell the silence?
Can you see the silence?

Silence is a word but is it a thought? No, it is absence of thought.
Is it a feeling then? No, it is absence of feeling.
Is it knowledge then? No, it is absence of knowledge.
Is it an expression then? No, it is absence of expression.

Saying anything about silence means disturbing the silence.

Silence just is.
After the mind has left one thought and before it moves to next thought, silence is.

You and me know that silence is. But do we know what silence is?


At 10:26 AM, Blogger Anumeha Sah said...

Well said!

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Empress of Blandings said...

Hmm, interesting!
To add some more..
is it sound? It's the absence of sound.
It can be very soothing, it can be powerful, it can be a great environment to nurture fresh thoughts.
And yet, silence can be really deafening, callous, that sort of silence can be scary!
I don't quite remember who said this, but I liked it: "Your absence is conspicuous, your silence, deafening."

At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anshuman said...

Solitude is the richness of the self.


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