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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Silence Speaks Great Wisdom

"A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker."

-Provided by Ryan Burda @ BigHappyBuddha.com

James's comment: A great reminder that silence often speaks more wisdom then the most eloquent of words and in-depth philosophizing.

Painting by Qaio Seng

-Peace to all beings-

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6 comments:

Binh Zientek said...

I agree that in this noisy world, great wisdom comes from silence.
Silence is not only golden, but peaceful.

Namaste

Binh

"James" said...

Binh:

I have been working on trying to find the silence in the noise lately as well. I think that since everything is interdependant that there is some silence in noise. A type of harmony that exists if we can learn to open up to it. It's been hard for me as I find a lot of noise to be so jaring but I am starting with music and birds chirping and trying to work out from there. I don't know if any of this makes sense but these kind of things are always hard to describe in words.

So basically, I want to get to the point of being at peace and in balance in the middle of chaos as I can in silence.

TDharma said...

amen.

Sophia said...

Great painting - great post!

tinythinker said...

I've heard it said in many sacred traditions that silence is the secret language of the Divine. :o)

"James" said...

Tiny:

Indeed.
What is the use of words in the Enlightened state?

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