Rupert Spira on the Two Types of Silence

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“There are two types of silence: the absence of sound and thought, and the silence behind that absence, or the silence behind the silence. Rest as that. Notice the expectation: something will change and then you will be happy… An efficient teaching does not fulfil expectations, but dissolves them, revealing that we are already the happiness for which we long… When expectations come to an end, the great silence remains.”

— Rupert Spira