Ahymsin Newsletter: Yoga is Samadhi
  AHYMSIN Newsletter, Issue - April 2013  

Something Swamiji Said

by Sunil Trikha

Words resonate and their resonance refers to all sorts of meanings, images, logics, emotions, assumptions, and a reference to the ever flowing time with different names - the past, the present and the future.

If it were only words, Swamiji has been speaking to us for more than 60 years and we will continue to listen to his sayings, recordings, and him in person before his entering into 5 or more years of silence.

My experiences are not replete with many occasions of verbal communication with Swamiji, but more interestingly, there persists a non-verbal communication/communion. And in that non-verbal communi(cation)on, I make it sure not to speak, but only to listen. And those unspoken, unheard thoughts travel in and I, in the comfort of my place and my being, feel them reaching me, flowing in, getting understood and assimilated.

If I wish to relate an occasion, it will be when I first met Swamiji at Sadhana Mandir where, by serving him, deep in my heart, I was actually serving Swami Rama. And at another time, I remember the meditation hall of Sadhana Mandir, where I could feel the energy being transmitted in Swamiji’s presence.

A few years later, at SRSG, it was like a Glance of The Mother’s Eye which I could see in Swamiji’s eyes as they touched me. That glance is still radiating through me. As I close my eyes in meditation, those eyes open. And my best meditation happens when I am able to have an in-sight while seeing through those eyes.
In Swamiji’s book, SAYINGS, he has often referred to those spaces which are silent ones. And the title phrase also says, ‘Saying Nothing, Says It All’, i.e. remaining silent, one may be eloquent. So in coming years, the whole Sangha will be blessed with Swamiji’s silent notes. Tuning-in to that frequency where thoughts mingle into thoughts, perhaps, is the key.

In all societies there is a tradition that when one’s mother or father is taking rest or sleeping, one is not to make noise. So let us silence our ‘noises’ during these five or more years and ever after. Swamiji is again returning to all of us, silently. Are we here to receive him and speak to him in the silent stillness of our minds?

Editor’s Note:

Swami Veda Bharati began a 5 year vow of silence on 10th March 2013. To read more, click on the title:

Sunil Trikha is the centre leader of Himalayan Yoga Meditation Association of Ludhiana, India.  You may enjoy reading these articles about the Ludhiana centre:

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