ORIGINAL SILENCE ALLOWS THE RECEPTION
NEITHER INPUT OR OUTPUT
JUST BE ORIGINAL SILENCE
BE STILL AND KNOW BEYOND KNOWING
INTRINSIC AWARENESS WITHOUT THOUGHT
When everything seems to oppose you, ...
When you feel you cannot even bear one more minute,
NEVER GIVE UP!
Because it is the time and place
that the course will divert!
Only when I stopped believing in myself
did I come into this beauty.
Sit quietly, and listen for a voice that will say,
'Be more silent.'
Die and be quiet.
is the surest sign that you've died.
Your old life was a frantic running from silence.
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
those who don't drink dawn like a cup of spring water
or take in the sunset like supper,
those who don't want to change,
let them sleep on.
This Love is beyond the study of theology,
that old trickery and hypocrisy.
If you want to improve your mind that way,
I've given up on my brain.
I've torn the cloth to shreds
and thrown it away.
If you're not completely naked,
wrap your beautiful robe of words around you,
and sleep on
by only looking at the sea?
If you seek the pearl, be a diver:
the diver needs several qualities:
he must trust his rope and his life to the Friend's hand,
he must stop breathing,
and he must jump.
"Why is it you talk so much about silence?"
"The radiant one inside me
has never said a word.”
― Coleman Barks, The Soul of Rumi: A New Collection of Ecstatic Poems