Tag Archives: Silence

The Seventh Seal

Today’s title has generated much interest in filmdom history, most particularly in a 1957 Swedish (sjunde inseglet) fantasy film adaptation written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Sweden during the Black Death, it bespeaks of the journey of a … Continue reading

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An Interminable Stillness

A prominent part of a Contemplative’s mystical gear is silence. Bernadette asserts that this is fourfold in nature: a silence from within; a silence that descends from without; a silence that stills existence; and a silence that engulfs the entire … Continue reading

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Holy Communion

Enlightenment is a silent affair. Once synchronized with right-tuning, silence itself will suddenly envelop and transfigure you. This is what occurs when in the presence of a Buddha, it is his silence that invibes you and makes the transmission of … Continue reading

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Nada and Silence in John of the Cross

We have extensively covered the rich apothatic spirituality of John of the Cross in a prior series. Our focus now is on the significance of this Nadayana and its twin sister, Silence. John’s negative path is a cradle of nothingness … Continue reading

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Incessant talk and thought, Keep you far and wide from the Unborn. Severing insipid speech and circuitous ideations, Absolves Mind from these obstacles that hinder Right Cogitation. Few would doubt that we live in a world plagued with too much … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

9.The Dharma-Door of Nonduality We now come to the most famous passage in the whole sutra: Vimalakriti’s Noble Silence. It deserves special consideration. We find all of the Bodhisattvas expounding ad nauseam (all dribbling nonsense) their take on the nature … Continue reading

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