Silence Is The Absolute Rhetorical Analysis

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“There is something beyond our mind which abides in silence within our mind. It is the supreme mystery beyond thought. Let one 's mind and one 's subtle body rest upon that and not rest on anything else."
Emerson
"Real action is done in moments of silence."
Saadi
"For the ignorant there is no better rule than silence and if he knew its advantage he would not be ignorant."
Thoreau
"Silence is the universal refuge, the sequel to all dull discourses and all foolish acts, a balm to our every chagrin, as welcome after satiety as after disappointment; that background which the painter may not daub, be he master or bungler, and which, however awkward a figure we may have made in the foreground, remains ever our inviolable asylum, where no indignity
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Only in deep silence do we leave concepts behind. Words and language deal only with concepts, and cannot approach Reality.
A.H. Almaas
One realizes the Absolute as one 's true identity, totally beyond all manifestations, but containing them within its mysterious vastness. The emphasis is on the transcendence of the world, including the body and mind. One becomes the immense solidity of the absolute, totally still and inactive, while dispassionately witnessing the play of all phenomena. [One] witnesses all phenomena as the dynamic transformation of a cosmic and boundless consciousness, which consciousness arises in [its] silent immensity as a surface phenomenon. In the vastness of silence, the world arises in all its multiplicity, but all the world is made out of a conscious presence, a Presence which is a consciousness that can reflect on itself.
Clement of Alexandria
Silence is the mother of everything that has come out from the Depth. And Silence kept quiet about what she was unable to describe: the Unspeakable.
Adi Sankara (788-820), in his Vivekachudamani, 368
Silence is the first door to spiritual eminence.
Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993), founder of Chinmaya
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They keep on doing something all the time. Many people are also afraid of being alone. But actually no one is ever alone. He 's always with his great divine Self. Every person has a great, divine Self within him a perfect, shining, sublime being of light. The voice of this being is a loud silence. The voice of one’s soul is a loud silence. Many people have said that the voice of God is a deep, profound silence.

II. Purpose of Mauna
To a good extent, the purpose of Mauna can be extracted from the meaning of Mauna and its description as provided in the earlier part of this chapter. As already mentioned, Mauna is not the exclusive domain of rishis or munis. Its practice is equally applicable for the common man for reaping its beneficial results. Mauna practice can be undertaken by a normal person leading an empirical life as also a yoga practitioner or any sadhaka for progress on the spiritual path. Mauna is helpful for an individual whatever be his profession. It also helps in abhyasa or sadhana in spiritual practices.
The practice of Mauna or silence may be comprehensively considered to include but is not limited to any one the following:
•One should not communicate verbally or in writing. In short, no interaction with other

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