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Nagaraj

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Meaning of exposition by Silence
« on: March 28, 2009, 05:50:13 PM »
When Sita was asked who was her husband among the
rishis (Rama himself being present there as a rishi) in the forest,
by the wives of the rishis, she denied each one as he was pointed
out to her, but simply hung down her head when Rama was
pointed out. Her silence was eloquent.

Similarly, the Vedas also are eloquent in neti-neti (not this,
not this) and then remain silent. Their silence is the Real State.
This is the meaning of exposition by silence. When the source
of the ā€˜Iā€™-thought is reached it vanishes and what remains is the
Self.

- Sri Ramana
॥ शांतमात्मनि तिष्ट ॥
Remain quietly in the Self.
~ Vasishta