Wednesday, July 29, 2020

All Silence is the Silence of No-Self

Bernadette Roberts

All our experiences of silence are nothing more, yet nothing less, than the silence of no-self – a mysterious foretaste of what is yet to be. It means the waters of self are gradually being wrung out from the structure of being; that the mechanism of self-consciousness is coming to an end in a way we may never understand. And above all, it means that without a self we are free to come upon that which lies beyond any notion or experience of silence. 

Remember: no-self is not God; rather, it is the gap between self and God, and the gateway to what is not only beyond the self, but beyond no-self as well.

The Experience of No-Self, 1982 Edition, pg 95

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