In silence lies the greatest receptivity. And in an immobile silence the vastest action is done.
It is the silence of the mind and vital—silence implying here not only cessation of thoughts but a stillness of the mental and vital substance.
There are varying degrees of depth of this stillness.
One can have a quiet mind without being in a complete state of silence; one can carry on an activity without being disturbed.
Certainly, peace, purity and silence can be felt in all material things—for the Divine Self is there in all.
When one has learned to silence the mind at will and to concentrate it in receptive silence, then there will be no problem that cannot be solved, no mental difficulty whose solution cannot be found.
Silence: the ideal condition for progress.
It is in silence that the soul best expresses itself.
It is in quietness, peace and silence that the spiritual forces act.
In silence lies the source of the highest inspirations.
In peace and silence the Eternal manifests.
It is only in silence that anything great can be done.
In peace and inner silence you will more and more become conscious of the constant Presence.
In silence, the consciousness grows. It aspires to know You more and more perfectly.
In the silence of the heart, you will receive the command.
It is out of this Silence that the Word which creates the worlds for ever proceeds; for the Word expresses that which is self-hidden in the Silence.
Knowing in Silence
The true way of knowing is above words and thoughts.
Truth is above mind; it is in silence that one can enter into communication with it.
Flow of Intuition in Silence
In order to allow at all to the higher Light an adequate entry and force of working, it is necessary to acquire a power for quietude of the nature, to compose, tranquillise, impress a controlled passivity or even an entire silence on mind and heart, life and body.
It is true also that the freedom of this silence gives a possibility of a larger play of the intuitive being and admits with less obstruction and turmoil of mental groping and seizing the great intuitions, inspirations, revelations which emerge from within or descend from above.
The cure is not in trying to wake up the mind but in turning it, immobile and silent, upward towards the region of intuitive light, in a steady and quiet aspiration, and to wait in silence, for the light to come down and flood your brain which will, little by little, wake up to this influence and become capable of receiving and expressing the intuition.
There is an active method by which one looks to see where the thoughts come from and finds they come not from oneself, but from outside the head as it were; if one can detect them coming, then, before they enter, they have to be thrown away altogether. This is perhaps the most difficult way and not all can do it, but if it can be done it is the shortest and most powerful road to silence.
Remain very quiet, open your mind and your heart to Sri Aurobindo's influence and mine, withdraw deep into an inner silence (which may be had in all circumstances), call me from the depths of this silence and you will see me standing there in the centre of your being.
The peace and silence must settle deep in, so deep that whatever comes from outside can only pass over the surface without troubling the settled calm within—it is good also that the meditation comes of itself. It means that the Yoga-Force is beginning to take up the sadhana.
They sit down for a few hours in the day and even at night and quiet their mind. This is for them the key to all realisation—a quiet mind that knows how to keep quiet for hours together without roving.
To take this step towards the new creation, one must learn to silence the mind and rise above into Consciousness.
The quietude and silence which you feel and the sense of happiness in it are indeed the very basis of successful sadhana. There is a greater power in silence than in words, however forceful. The greatest transformations have been achieved in the silence of concentration.
If you wish to have a true, sincere experience upon which you can build, you must know how to be silent, otherwise you have nothing but what you fabricate yourself, which is equivalent to zero.
Besides, for inner growth, I do not believe that words are necessary. In silence all our help is there at its most powerful.
The solitude of the self in the Divine has no doubt to be active as well as static and passive; but none who has not arrived at the silence and motionless solitude of the eternal Self can have the free and integral activity of the higher divine Nature. For the action is based on the silence and by the silence it is free.
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