Silence is meditation without mental activity. The inner silence is self-surrender and that means living without the sense of the ego. Silence comes into being when the individual is completely free from ego, when he surrenders himself totally to the Lord.
When you live in This you will not have any desires for anything else; likewise, you will only be in This when you give up all desires, even the desire to be in It. Give up all desires to stay here or there or anywhere and give up the desire for ‘this’ and for ‘that’. Give up all desires.
Be still and stay relaxed in genuine ease, be quiet and let sound reverberate as an echo, keep your mind silent and watch the ending of all worlds.
There is no alternative for you but to accept the world as unreal, if you are seeking the Truth and the Truth alone. For the simple reason that unless you give up the idea that the world is real, your mind will always be after it.
You are everywhere,
Forever and truly free,
The single witness of all things.
But if you see yourself as separate,
Then you are bound.
"I do this. I do that."
The big black snake of selfishness
Has bitten you!
"I do nothing."
This is the nectar of faith,
So drink and be happy!
Translation: Thomas Byrom
Hold on to the ‘I am’ to the exclusion of everything else. When thus the mind becomes completely silent, it shines with a new light and vibrates with new knowledge. It all comes spontaneously, you need only to hold on to the ‘I am’.
As the Japanese Zen masters say: “Don’t seek the truth; just drop your opinions.” Drop your theories; don’t seek the truth. Truth isn’t something you search for. If you stop being opinionated, you would know.
The sense of body is a thought;
the thought is of the mind;
the mind rises after the ‘I-thought’;
the ‘I-thought’ is the root thought.
If that is held, the other thoughts will disappear.
There will be then no body, no mind, not even the ego.
Just the Self in its purity.
Enter the ruins of your heart, and learn the meaning of humility.
If you’re lucky and the gods are gracious or if you are gifted with divine grace (use any theological expression you want), you might suddenly understand who “I” is, and you will never be the same again, never. Nothing will ever be able to touch you again and no one will ever be able to hurt you again.
You will fear no one and you will fear nothing. Isn’t that extraordinary? You’ll live like a king, like a queen. This is what it means to live like royalty. Not rubbish like getting your picture in the newspapers or having a lot of money. That’s a lot of rot. You fear no one because you’re perfectly content to be nobody. You don’t give a damn about success or failure. They mean nothing. Honor, disgrace, they mean nothing! If you make a fool of yourself, that means nothing either. Isn’t that a wonderful state to be in!