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!

9 Responses to Silence

  1. mark walter says:

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

  2. mark walter says:

    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.

  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:


    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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