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The height of silence and the might of sound
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. Published on srichinmoylibrary.com with the permission of Sri Chinmoy. This is the 186th book written by Sri Chinmoy after he came to the West in 1964.
Table of Contents
Part I: Silence
I saw in his eyes
Part II: Questions and answers on sound and silence
When I sang the silence-song
Question: What is the sound that we sometimes hear in a river?
Question: How can a spiritual aspirant attain and maintain silence?
Question: Why did God create sound?
Question: Which is better to become: the best of silence or the best of sound?
Question: What is God's favourite sound?
Question: What is the sound that music creates?
Question: What is the most meaningful sound for spiritual awakening?
Question: Does the experience of sound come from the heart or from the mind?
Question: Guru, I can be outwardly silent, but in my mind and vital there are many disturbing sounds. How can I be really silent?
Question: How can a person manifest the highest, most joyful music in his soul while playing a musical instrument?
Question: Is silence the Language of God or the medium through which the Supreme communicates to our soul?
Question: How can sound and silence help us to grow spiritually?
Question: How is it that sound in the form of music can so immediately awaken and inspire our hearts?
Question: How does meditation help to expand the silence within ourselves?
Question: I've heard that there are different tones or notes for each Heaven. Could you please describe them?
Question: How can we best silence the sounds of our minds and expand the silence of our hearts?
Question: What is the spiritual significance of the sound of AUM?
Question: Is there a different sound for each person or is the divine Sound the same for everyone?
Question: What is the height and depth of inner silence?
Question: Is the soul able to run the fastest with sound or with silence?
Question: Should we maintain specific periods of outer silence other than meditation?
Question: How can I transform or incorporate into my meditation sounds from outside? At present I find sounds most disturbing.
Question: What is the sound that I hear when I go deep within?
Question: Can we have sound and silence at the same time?
Question: When one is purposely attacked, should he remain silent?
Question: Occasionally during meditation I momentarily hear a soft voice. How can I hear this voice more clearly?
Question: How can the soul speak with an audible voice in the language that it spoke during life in another country?
Question: How can I know silence?
Question: How can the voice of someone who has passed to another plane be made audible for everyone to hear?
Question: Would you describe the relationship between sound and soul?
Question: Does our outer silence help us to establish true inner silence?
I saw in the silence
Question: What is the spiritual essence of Beethoven's sound-creation-manifestation?
Question: What is sound to the musician?
Question: What is the sound of the aspiring heart?
Question: What do we expect from our sound-lives and silence-lives?
Question: What sound most closely approaches silence?
Question: How can I discriminate a soulful sound from other sounds?
Question: How can our sound-life most effectively serve our aspiration?
Question: There is much sound which shatters the inner silence. Should this type of sound be avoided?
Question: We know that the inner light's purpose is to illumine and transform us. What is the purpose of the inner sound, the soundless sound?
Question: What is the essential difference between sound and silence?
Question: What does God's Music sound like?
Question: What sound can I make that will most please and fulfil the Supreme?
I give birth
Question: Guru, I would like to ask you one last question. How can I get rid of my sound-life during my meditation and acquire inner peace? Could you elaborate on the inner peace?
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