Tuesday, October 2, 2012

All about silence

Bhagwan was asked thus - "Why don't you preach people to lead them unto right path?"

Bhagwan replied thus - "You have already decided that I don't preach?

Do you know who am I and what preaching is? How do you know that I am not doing it?

Preaching is communication of Knowledge. It can be done in Silence too. When the Heart speaks with the Heart through Silence, what is the need for words? Is your changed mind important or the speech important? Which is better?

Which is important, preaching loudly without effect or sitting silently and monitoring intuitive force that influences others? Is GOD not working in Silence? Silence is not just keeping your mouth shut. Silence is never ending and an eternal speech. When practice becomes natural, it ends in Silence. Meditation without mental
activity is Silence. The greatest and most effective force is Silence. More things are achieved and more thoughts are conveyed to a wider world through Silence."

Suppose our hair turns white, we may apply dye to make it black. It works only for that day and gets back to its natural color. The sermons and speeches are useful only to this extent. If you start understanding Silence, you will not require the words; In fact words become obstacles. Suppose you get a hair while drinking milk, how do you separate it? Do you feel happy that you got a hair in the milk or do you feel bad? Even the words become thus when you perceive the message of Silence.

All kinds of tendencies whether they are as weak as a blade of grass or as strong as a buffalo, are washed away in Silence. Suppose a fan rotates at a very high speed,the petals of such a fan are invisible. Can we conclude that the fan is not working? Similarly Guru may not speak; Should it imply that the Guru is not working? The speech through words can reach only the audience sitting here. But the message of Silence reaches a seeker of Truth where ever he may be whether across the continents or beyond the sea. The message of Silence transcends the time and space. It is so forceful that even time and space can't stop the same. The message of Silence chases you until you know yourself. It chases you even after death until you get a new body. It is so powerful.

In the last moments of Bhagwan, a devotee asked him - "We are remaining here(without realizing the Truth) and you are leaving us?" Then Bhagwan replied, " Did we meet here without any previous relation and wont this relation unite us in future?". Guru's Grace in the form of Silence chases us until we realize Truth
irrespective of our birth. This is the message of Silence.

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