Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Yogic thought for the day:

My most beloved Sri Ramana Maharishi says this of silence -- that is actually intense activity. He says Maya, delusion, can be destroyed by this intense activity, of mouna, silence.

I like to interpret this statement to mean that he says that there has to be tremendous effort to create the inner silence. In that silence, other things fall aside. It is a state of complete awareness, shutting down of inner chatter, that comes from intense calm. Like a warrior trying hard to wrest his claim, a sadhaka must be always vigilant towards this state. People try to enter this through wealth, ambition, competition, achievements etc. But this space, he is talking of, comes from some place else. Ahhh, I want to be headed that way........ that is my yoga... over the effort, stillness. Over the noise, mouna.

People do not understand mouna at all. Oftentimes they think being quiet is quiet. Actually being calm beneath the talk, that is quiet. Where there are no contraindications in anything, all conflict in the mind is resolved by some connection... only yoga can take u there, give u a glimpse that creates the craving for a shift of perspective...

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