Speech On Silence

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A philosopher once visited Buddha and asked him: "Without words, without the wordless, will you tell me the truth?"
Buddha kept silence.
After a while the philosopher rose gently, made a solemn bow and thanked Buddha saying: "With your loving kindness, I have cleared away all my delusions and entered the true path."
When the philosopher had left, Ananda, a senior disciple of Buddha, enquired: "O, blessed one, what hath this philosopher attained?"
Buddha replied: "A good horse runs even at the shadow of the whip!"
This little anecdote illustrates the manner and method by which Gautama Buddha sought to experience and express the truth. Buddha's entire life has been a relentless search, a revolutionary discovery, and a revealing experience of Truth. Buddhas life and teaching clearly illustrates that Silence leads to Truth. It avoids both verbosity and wordlessness because such Silence
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Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher, scientist, mathematician, and writer, whose treatises contributed to the fields of hydraulics and pure geometry. These two brilliant scientists and legends of human beings very briefly stressed on the preciousness and significance of silence. Pascal writes, "All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” Pythagoras says, "Learn to be silent. Let your quiet mind listen and absorb." They both spoke about the importance of silence and the value of meditation in one’s life, irrespective of whether one is a materialist or an ascetic. Their valuable message draws attention to a way of being in life that is not popularly encouraged in modern culture: that there is tremendous value in creating alone time (‘my time’) in one’s life, time is spent in silence. If one wants to have relief from miseries, one must learn to sit alone silently in a room and
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