Silence


The Spiritual Diary contains Yogananda's inspirational readings for each day of the year. The theme for a particular season changes and the focus is on silence during this season. Today's entry comes from his Autobiography of a Yogi, in reference to his own guru, Sri Yukteswar:

"The silence habitual to Sri Yukteswar was caused by his deep perceptions of the Infinite. No time remained for the interminable "revelations" that occupy the teachers without Self-realization.

A saying in the Hindu scriptures is:


'In shallow men
the fish of little thoughts
cause much commotion.

In oceanic minds

the whales of inspiration

make hardly a ruffle.'"


What a simple, but great reminder and lesson!

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