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Silence shared in words


The Joy of Silence

One of the things i enjoy most in this life

is hearing you describe the state of enlightenment.

For those of us who love to listen,

can you once again say something about the unsayable?

It is true

that there is nothing

more beautiful,

more blissful

than enlightenment

even the talk of it,

even the faraway echo,

even the shadow of it.

The moon reflected in the water

is not the real moon,

but still it has tremendous beauty;

and if the waters of your mind

are silent,

then the moon reflected

in those waters

is exactly the same.

It is not your experience,

but it is someone's experience you love,

it is someone's experience you trust.

And just because you love and you trust,

you start sharing the experience in a subtle way.

It is certainly difficult to say anything about it,

although my whole life I have been saying things about it

and only about it.

Even if, though, I am talking about other things,

I am only talking

to lead you

towards an understanding of enlightenment.

It is your

state of silence,

it is your

state of universal-hood.

It is you

without the ego

and its problems.

It is you

without any questions

and without any answer either

simply silent.

And there is no joy

which can transcend this silence.

It is pure light,

it is pure delight.

I can understand your question.

Just to hear about it again and again

is a necessary need,

so you don't


why you are here.

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