05 janeiro 2010


Um pode compreender a dimensão do silêncio quando não tem com quem falar - mas sobretudo quando não encontra ninguém que verdadeiramente se disponha a escutar.

"Silence is the shield of the ignorant and the protection of the wise. For the ignorant does not prove his ignorance if he keeps silent, and the wise man does not throw pearls before swine if he knows the worth of silence. (...)

It is restlessness when a person speaks too much. The more words are used to express an idea, the less powerful they become. It is a great pity that man so often thinks of saving pennies and never thinks of sparing words. It is like saving pebbles and throwing away pearls.

An Indian poet says, 'Pearl-shell, what gives you your precious contents? Silence; for years my lips were closed.' For a moment it is a struggle with oneself; it is controlling an impulse; but afterwards the same thing becomes a power."

Trechos retirados daqui, pesquisa que não foi aprofundada, mas inspirada por um relance de Illuminated Rumi.

1 comentários:

Caco disse...

Sensacional. Falou tudo com pouco.