Click “Ashtanga Yoga road” above to subscribe! Silence is golden, which is a common folk saying.
But when we say silence is golden, what do we mean? As for folk proverbs like “silence is golden”, everyone comes with open mouth, but most of them will not reflect on the deep meaning of such proverbs.
Although such proverbs are still there, the wisdom that previous wise men hope to pass on may not be there.
Silence is golden…
In a sense, this proverb says: sometimes silence is better than saying something; There are times when it’s better not to talk than to say something.
In fact, silence has a deeper meaning First of all, let’s think about why silence is better than talking? Speaking, after all, I’m communicating with others.
I’m talking to others.
At least I have some connection or relationship with TA.
And silence, not talking when others are present Wouldn’t it be embarrassing? Won’t it be misunderstood by others? Don’t others think I’m closed? But think about it.
How many times have you communicated with others insufficiently, misunderstood or completely misunderstood your meaning? How many times have you misunderstood others? The answer is: most of the time.
If it is difficult for people to communicate face-to-face with each other to deliver correct information, it is more difficult to establish an effective person to person connection for social media message sending.
The sender and reader on social media are almost disconnected.
When you click the send button, the sent content will lose contact with the author.
For example, a big V sent a microblog: “it’s nice weather in the imperial capital today!”; Many posts will appear later: “the people of the imperial capital finally breathe in the haze”; “Start loading B again and pretend to be in Beijing”, “the weather is good in our magic capital”, “so early”…
You see, big V ordered the send button, But then the content of the “speaker” doesn’t belong to him, and a thousand readers heard 1800 meanings.
The content sent by big V has completely become owned by the readers and the “fluctuation of mind” of each reader 。 That’s why people who talk a lot, or those who rely on social media and their circle of friends, are actually very lonely in their hearts, because talking can’t help them establish a connection, so they keep talking to break this loneliness.
They don’t want it to be a chain of dead cycles.
This phenomenon is no secret, and the ancient wise men have already told us.
Ancient wise men told us: not only language expression, this way of communication is very unreliable; And the most important and sacred things in life can’t be expressed in words at all.
“Tao Te Ching” in the first sentence said: Tao can be Tao, very Tao.
In other words, the author Lao Tzu’s Tao in a book is not the Tao he wants to say, because the “constant Tao” can not be expressed in language and can not be written into a book.
So silence is golden.
I’d rather not talk? Talk less? Will this make me a better person? can’t.
Because if you say so, you misunderstand the meaning of silence.
You take silence as a kind of self-discipline, restrict your mouth, talk as little as possible, and don’t say if you can.
In this way, you can at least get rid of many troubles in life and work.
However, silence is not a kind of self-discipline, not a constraint on speech impulse, not a repair of outward character; Silent It is not only the mouth of language expression organ (fingers in the era of social media), but also a silent heart; Without the silence of the heart, restraining the mouth (and poking fingers) will be a torture for many people.
Silence is not another kind of communication.
For example, we keep a calm face and pretend that B doesn’t speak, so as to represent our dignity, so as not to disclose information, so as to convey an attitude of disapproval, so as to suppress our boiling emotions, so as to avoid complex situations, so as to make our eyes or other body parts transmit information more effectively Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
But there is another kind of silence, called Mauna in Sanskrit.
The root of this word comes from Manas – brain, but this Sanskrit word has the opposite meaning to “think”.
Mauna represents a sacred silence, a silence, a meditation This silence is the real “gold”.
The divine silence is not only the absence of words, but the inner peace, enrichment and abundance.
Therefore, the training of silence is not a kind of self-discipline and restraint on the mouth and fingers (speaking organs), but essentially a kind of training on the brain and controlling the fluctuation of mind.
The whole practice of yoga in patangali’s Yoga Sutra is a kind of silence is golden practice.
What is truly meaningful and sacred, the reality of life, without exception, emerges in silence.
The spiritual experience, without exception, appears in those who really learn silence.
Only by learning silence can one fall into the infinite depth of life.
Therefore, silence is golden.
In the real sense, it is not a kind of self-discipline, but a state of life In a kind of silence, people find their true state – golden, bright reality, just like the sun, silence is gold, golden sun; And words are silver, just like the moon, which will not emit its own light, but can only be illuminated by the sun and refract the light of the sun.
When a person finds his “golden” silence, all actions and words will be bathed in the refraction of the golden sun.
No matter what you say is right and what you do is good; The light from the sun must be divine..