“Higher than quietude there is no achievement; higher than quietude there is no effort; higher than quietude there is no tapas; higher than quietude there is no deathless life.” Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharishi
Who can speak of that silence that is the source of all language and all wisdom?
Who can begin to describe its secret ways, its magical power of transformation ?
In the light of that grace, the divine shines in effortless splendour.
One sip from that fountain bestows eternal, immortal bliss.
Like a still lake reveals its translucent depths, the still mind reveals the shining Self.
This is the Heart, the divine silence that is the source of all that exists.
Turn within and surrender to this source that is the very core of being.
Dissolving in that silence, rest unshaken in deep and perfect peace.
He who stays forever anchored in that Self is a sage who has no wants.
Though he appears to inhabit a body, he is formless, boundless space.
Though he appears to speak, it is the Self alone that speaks:
The only words that transmit timeless truth are those that arise from that silence.