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An Advaita forum focusing on Realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, Real Love, peace, freedom, Your original nature, abiding naturally, the Oneness, the Nothingness, and Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Here, there is nothing that is believed, so there is no one here who wants you to believe anything, either. Here, the invitation is to be free of all that you have been programmed, conditioned, acculturated, and domesticated to believe so that you can be free, period.

F.: How “persons” (“the non-Realized” or “those identified with ego”) abhor the silence; therefore, they seldom ever find Truth because Truth can only be accessed during the silence.

The Truth might set persons free—from beliefs, concepts, ideas, and false identities—but how the non-Realized hate the truth in the meantime, clinging firmly to the false and to all that the false supports. Consider a sampling of lines from a few poems dealing with the subject of silence to see the attitude that the masses have regarding the quiet:

From James Adair’s “Silent Echoes”: “Silence makes my heart break.”

From Erica German’s “Silence”: “Silence is the deepest cut…silence is the thing that’ll make you cry.”

From Mayra Cespedes in “Silence, Part III”: “Silence is what I fear.”

From Nyki Thomas in “Silence”: “Silence tells me of my failures and lets me have no pleasures.”

Persons do detest the silence, seeking to use noise to try to drown out the blaring noise of the mind; to try to convince others to accept their beliefs; to try to control people; to try to show how much knowledge they have accumulated;

to try to fabricate and support false images and roles; and to try to treat anxiety by chattering away in what is not a “stream of consciousness” manner but in a stream of unconsciously-verbalized nonsense.

The more one talks, the more evidence there is that the person is completely trapped in the restlessness that leaves persons finding the silence to be completely intolerable.

And the more words that persons hear, and the more that persons repeat what was heard, the more that lies are disseminated around the globe. Why so? (1) Because talk—verbalized mind-speak—is the language of the lie; the silence is the non-language of the Truth; and (2) because the Truth, which can be known, cannot be spoken.

Consider what has been spoken over the ages as well as more recently:

“Lightning and thunder are expressions of the anger that is being felt by a god in another world that controls everything in this world”;

“The great, worldwide flood that killed every human on the planet except for the members of one family was divine punishment, an instrument of God’s anger”;

“Women today suffer during their periods because Eve misled Adam and drove him to sin”;

“Having dark skin is a sign of God’s displeasure with those people who are descendants of Adam and Eve’s evil son Cain”;

“God wants homosexuals killed”;

“New Orleans was flooded during Hurricane Katrina because of the negative karma of the people there”;

“God is pleased when we kill ourselves in the process of killing people of other religions”;

“Love your rapist and use as your mantra, ‘It’s all good…it’s all god’.”

“All life is precious, embryos must be protected by law, abortion is evil, but I do support capital punishment”;

“God says ‘thou shalt not kill,’ but that has nothing to do with the fact that I voted for the war and for annihilating people in other countries by carpet bombing them out of existence.”

The examples of ignorance and insanity and falsehoods that are spread by talk are endless, and as long as myth-based talk and mind-speak and the verbalization of ignorance continues, then the only thing that can prevail is what Maharaj pointed to when he said, “This is our stupidity, verging on insanity.”

The masses are suffering from the mental illness referred to on this site as “mythomania,” still believing even today in the outrageous and irrational superstitions that were dreamed up 5000 years ago by ignorant persons who claimed that natural events are really supernatural events being controlled by supreme beings residing in another world.

As long as the focus is on beliefs based in that which is not real, how can there ever be any chance at all to understand that which is Real? Drive along a highway and focus on the rainbow overhead and see what the result is when a collision with other vehicles happens. Stand in the desert for days admiring the mirages and see what happens to the skin that is burned by the rays of the sun.

While the Realized enjoy a natural affinity for the silence, in most cultures nowadays the silence must be guarded. Is it “cold” to refuse to listen to an ego-state that is talking time and again about a particular fear concerning what might happen or what is happening? Is it cold to refuse to listen to an ego-state that wants to talk constantly about a thwarted desire?

Is it cold to refuse to listen to persons who are convinced that mirages are real and who want you to join in with them as they commiserate about what has supposedly happened to an illusory ego-state?

Is it sane to engage in a conversation with a barren woman about what has been going on recently in the life of her son? What is spoken, and said to be the truth, is false by default. There is the banal noise of non-reality or the deep silence of reality.

Maharaj: When you understand that names and shapes are hollow shells without any content whatsoever, and what is real is nameless and formless, pure energy of life and light of consciousness, you will be at peace - immersed in the deep silence of reality.

There is a one-to-one correlation between silence and Truth, between noise and deception, and between talk and distortion. May You find peace in the deep silence of Reality.

Please enter the silence of contemplation.

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