My Experience of Silence

September 1st, 2020 by Jashodhara Purkayastha

“Silence “give us innate ability to explore. Planning to sit one day in silence for exploring oneself would be a great experience.

I planned it one week ago when my friend wrote a write up on Advantages of Silence on health . I was really overwhelmed by knowing the importance of Silence.

I wanted to surrender myself to Ultimate to purify my soul. Without purification, we cannot reach to Moksh, the final goal of life. Though, it is difficult and different to understand the meaning of  “Moksh” yet according to me, when a person liberates itself from all kind of Mayas and attachments, he/she can travel towards Moksh. Ego is another obstacle to reach Moksh. One meaning of Moksh can be free from sadness or happiness. Before reaching, liberation,one has pass through many lessons. One lesson could be  keeping oneself in Silence to know the innermost skill to purify oneself.

I planned to do the  process of silence for two reasons. One is to purify my soul through oneness with God and another to know the process of liberation or Moksh.

In the beginning, I planned it to try for twelve hours. On Monday dated 31st August,2020 from 8a.m to 8p.m, I took bath in the morning and finished my breakfast. When I kept myself mum, I asked three questions to God.

First, God where do you live? Second, How do you write each one’s story of life? The last but not the least, Why don’t you show your presence once?

In silence, I got the answer. It could be from  my subconscious  that He lives everywhere. God lives in person’s heart. He lives in air, water, sky  trees, everywhere.

Answer to my second question was, every  person helps me to write its own story. He/she helps God to give Him the plot through its Karma.

Third question was quite difficult and different. God said , every one meets Me once in their life. Purification of heart, mind and soul are required to feel My presence.

My experience was beyond my thought. I wanted to take the name of God all the time. I wanted to chant mantras all the time.

Out of 12 hours, 8 hours, I was merged into deep thought. Chanting helped me not to divert my mind anywhere. I didn’t know who helped my mind to become so serene and motionless for the moment. Positive thinking and determination bring the mind calm and steady. I like to mention here one important thing which I observed when I was in silence. The mantras, I know and chant for many years but these years, everytime, I thought that ,I chant the mantras mechanically.

Yesterday with silence and still mind,I experienced many things. Though I have a small grand daughter but I would say, if we are determined ,we can set our goal to reach at our objective. I submerged myself into a deep thought that I can complete my twelve hours efficiently.

I continuously chanted Shiva Mantra. I didn count as counting divert the mind here and there easily.

Second hour, I chanted Krishna Mantra

कृष्णाय गोविंदयो गोपीजन वल्लभायो, परायों  परम पुरुषाय परात्मने, परकर्म यंत्र शस्त्राणि सौहारो सौहारो, मृतुरमजयो मजयो, ॐ नमः भगवते श्रीवासुदेवायः। Shri Krishna mantra gave me the peace. It is said that Krishna manta gives stability and one can conquer the mind.

I was very happy when I chanted mantras. Many years ago,a saint told me the importance of chanting. During the time,I thought people do chanting mechanically. Yesterday, in Silence,I came to know mantra and japa give us solace and compassion

ऋतं सत्यं परब्रह्म पुरुषं कृष्णपिंगलम् ऊर्ध्वलिंगं  विरूपाक्षं विश्वरूपाय नमो नमः

This mantra, I chanted for 108 times. Though I know the meaning of this mantra but generally every day, I cannot chant it 108 times. Yesterday, I had twelve hours in my hands, so I could chant it thoroughly with proper pronunciation.

I was very happy to know the importance of Silence and plan to do it once in a month. Within a single practice,I came to know that why saints often go to cave for practising Silence.

At the end, “Silence is a great source of strength”.

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6 Responses

  1. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    Thank you Saptarshi.I’ll do it once in a month with fasting.

  2. Mahua Says:

    Great experience as expected. Must do this regularly.

  3. Ruby Dey Says:

    Thanks Boudi for inspiring & preparing me to observe Maun Vratt(Silence meditation). I chose an off-work day & It took me about 3 hrs to set my mind to block all sorts of distractions. Continuous repetition of ‘OM Guru'(I could connect with paramahansa Yogananda easily this way) & ‘Joy Maa’ helped me keep the focus, resolution & strengthened my passion towards the Divine. I watched his inspiring documentary at SRF portal. I Didn’t attend any phone calls & practiced Yoga to relax & calm myself internally. The more I practiced, two imp resolutions emerged loud & clear – 1. Work on effective & positive communication. 2. Create a premise in future to spread the techniques of Guruji’s teachings via Art of practicing ‘Silence Meditation’ ’cause it was really working for me! Towards the end of 6th hour into Silence, I started reading SRF lesson #1. Yogananda depicted ‘Love as I read – Love for everything. I could feel his direction & communication with me. All of a sudden I felt my heart fill with Love & Devotion towards everything out there..that words cannot explain. Tears started rolling down my cheeks & I started crying out loud for no reason. Forgiveness is all I felt. Forgiveness towards all who had hurt me. Nothing else mattered at this point. Communication was the focal point in every cell of my body, mind & spirit! I felt a tremendous load off my shoulders. All negativity had shed. Then after 4-5 minutes of crying out loud, I texted to some near ones on my Contacts “With Tears I say this to U today….Lotsa Love & Best Wishes to U..Remain Blessed😥” It was a Truly Blissful & Awakening experience which I shall treasure rest of my life. Looking forward to adapt the Silence so I can experience more of this so I meet the 2 goals I set this time. Jai Guru🙏

  4. Jashodhara Purkayastha Says:

    This is too long Ruby. So it had gone to spam. Today I was searching your comment & found and approved.

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