Silence

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

Silence is the sea, and speech is like the river.
The sea is seeking you: don’t seek the river.
- Mathnawi of Rumi

We must bring the memory into silence, that the Spirit alone may be heard, saying with the prophet: ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’ - St. John of the Cross

“Silence, for breath is a Godsend.” - Nimatullahi Sufi saying

Ya Haqq!

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9 Responses to Silence

  1. mark walter says:

    ahhh… Divine silence, the black sea of harmony… Home! Thank you, brother.

  2. mark walter says:

    Brother,
    There is an interesting series on the Art of Giving unfolding on my blog if anyone is interested. My teacher is participating, which has never occured.

    http://eternalawareness.wordpress.com/2006/10/26/questions-on-giving/

  3. Salaam Brother Irving,

    Very Beautiful words. Sometimes silence is a way of forgetting “I”.  Speaking is claim of existence and it means that “I” am.

    Ya Haqq!

  4. shaharazed says:

    Salaams,

    Those words really spoke to my heart.

  5. mshahin says:

    Beautiful words for the heart as always. Thanks for sharing brother Irving :-)

  6. Beautiful.

    thankyou for sharing dear sidi.

  7. BostonSufis says:

    Brother Irving,

    Inspiring quotes.

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