Words of Wisdom by Swami Satchidananda
- The Inner Voice
"We talk a lot, but the more we talk the more we
miss someone talking from within. Mahatma Gandhi
used to say that it is the Antaratma, the inner soul,
the light within you, that guides you, that speaks
to you always. But unfortunately, because we are too
noisy, we seem to miss that guidance from within.
In deep meditation we try to still the mind. You should
not think that only by talking aloud, you are talking.
Even without any audible sound, you can talk. The moment
you think, you are talking. Every thought is a word.
Thinking has its own form and it disturbs that stillness.
By mere thinking you are talking internally and you
could disturb that stillness, thus missing the talking
of the inner voice or inner consciousness.
"God bless you. OM Shanti, Shanti, Shanti."
- "When even one virtue becomes our nature, the mind becomes clean and tranquil. Then there is no need to practice meditation; we will automatically be meditating always."
Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda