What to silence can be compared?
In the room, all is quiet, peaceful.
Not a movement or stirrings in the air…
The objects, as if consciousness filled,
Appear distant yet close, intimate,
Silent yet seeming to speak.
A mysterious presence is revealed:
Is it Being’s own essence?
The heart, not the mind, knows the sense…
Welcome, silence and peace;
Welcome a thousand times solitude.
The first to learn how to listen, to see…
The second to learn how to be, how to feel.