Sound and silence1Sound and silence are two Vision-Realities of God. Silence is the cry of Eternity. Sound is the smile of Infinity. They are equally powerful and equally immortal.
God created His universe with His Silence-Light. God maintains His universe with His Sound-Delight.
The transcendental Silence and the universal Sound complement each other. The transcendental Silence offers its purity-breath to the universal Sound. The universal Sound offers its beauty-life to the transcendental Silence.
Silence we need to realise who God is. Sound we need to tell the world what God does and where He is. Silence we need to feel God's Compassion-Light. Sound we need to feel God's Justice-Light. Silence we need to feel the Power-Heart of God. Sound we need to feel the Power-Feet of God. In sound-life we experiment. It is through experiment-life that we eventually reach perfection. In silence-life we experience. It is through experience-life that we eventually achieve complete satisfaction.
Silence reigns supreme when my aspiration-life feels that I am eternally of my Beloved Supreme. Sound reigns supreme when my dedication-life feels that I am eternally for my Beloved Supreme.
My sound-life expresses what I have: my sleepless love of God. My silence-life embodies what I am: my eternal hunger for God.
When I run along Eternity's Road with the sound-life, God's Compassion-Eye protects me, guides me and leads me. When I run along Eternity's Road with the silence-life, God's Satisfaction-Heart feeds me, energises me and helps me reach my Destined Goal.
The Transcendental God blesses me when I swim in the sea of silence. The Universal God blesses me when I grow into the roaring waves of the sound-sea.
My searching mind has countless questions. I devotedly pray to my Lord Supreme and soulfully meditate on Him for all the answers. My Lord Supreme tells me that not only does my silence-heart have all the answers, but my silence-heart itself is the answer, the only answer.
O seeker, ask your mind to cry and cry for unthinking silence. God will definitely answer your prayer. And He will give your life something more: His unsinking Sound.
Sound is the unparalleled pride of newness in a seeker's aspiration-life and dedication-life. Silence is the unparalleled pride of fulness in a seeker's aspiration-life and dedication-life.
When silence and sound become inseparably one in a seeker's life, God gives him a new life-perfection and shows him His own Heart-Satisfaction.
Earth has sound. Heaven has silence. My Lord Supreme has salvation, illumination and liberation. And what do I have? I have a gratitude-heart.
EHWM . Radcliffe College; Cambridge, MA, USA, 21 April 1981↩