- The state of silence is a state of complete, all pervasive peace, in
which the intellect ceases to occupy itself with that which is only
relatively real. In this silence, the great soul who knows and is one
with Truth enjoys unmingled joy of the eternal.
To the person who has realized the Truth as his or her own true
being, there is no more excellent joy than this state of silence, in
which all cravings are dumb.
Vivekachudamini, The Crest Jewel of Discrimination