Radhanath Swami on Real Silence

18 Posted by - May 12, 2016 - Radhanath Swami

Real silence is when the mind is quiet.

– Radhanath Swami

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Very powerful quote. Thank you very much.

  • Piyush Singh

    And that is why I wonder that why I don’t feel any peace, the fact is that my mind is never quiet. There are so many thoughts of past and plans for future keep on playing like records. At times it is so turbulent that it takes a lot of effort to shut these thought down.

    I wish and hope that there should be some practical tips on how to make the mind quiet.

  • Keshav Kishor Das

    Wow……..! This quote reminds me a text from SrimadBhagavatam,

    SB 11.23.47

    mano-vaśe ’nye hy abhavan sma devā

     manaś ca nānyasya vaśaṁ sameti

    bhīṣmo hi devaḥ sahasaḥ sahīyān

     yuñjyād vaśe taṁ sa hi deva-devaḥ

    Translation: (by His Divine Grace A C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada)

    All the senses have been under the control of the mind since time immemorial, and the mind himself never comes under the sway of any other. He is stronger than the strongest, and his godlike power is fearsome. Therefore, anyone who can bring the mind under control becomes the master of all the senses.

    • Piyush Singh

      Such beautiful text. Mind is indeed stronger than the strongest and it’s power is really fearsome as most of the times it bewilders our intelligence.

      The only hope we have is to engage the mind more and more in devotional activities so that it may remain calm and devoted to Lord Krishna.

  • CS Sandeep S. Shinde

    Wonderful quote. Thank you very much.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Very true! We may remain silent externally, but our mind is fully of crazy thoughts. As Radhanath Swami says real silence is when our mind is quiet and at peace. That is the time we can actually introspect.

    • Piyush Singh

      So well said. Thank you.