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Motto For All Future Silence Days

Swami Veda Bharati holds the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwara in the Swami order of monks.  He is also the Chancellor of HIHT University, Dehradun, which was established by Master Swami Rama. He has authored approximately 18 books on Indian spirituality including a 1500 page comprehensive commentary on two of the four chapters of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. Before taking the vows of Swamihood in 1992, Swami Veda Bharati was known as Dr. Usharbudh Arya.

Eat only when you are fasting
Be still while running
Speak only when in silence.

उपोषन्नेवभुञ्जीयात्
ब्रह्मचर्यमनुतिष्ठन्तावेवसङ्गच्छेताम्
तीव्रंधावन्स्थिर-शान्तस्तिष्ठेत्
मौनस्थएवभाषेत

The second Sanskrit sutra here is left untranslated to keep it secret. Those who are true practitioners will find out and learn.

Many sadhakas say: I am anyway silent most of the day.
However, it is not silence if you are silent because you just happen to be alone!

Silence is silence when you have the intention, make the sankalpa, to keep a spiritual silence and then your mind is filled with spiritual contemplation and mantra, whether sitting, eating, bathing, lying down or running.

Note: Amavasya Mauni (No Moon Day of Silence) will be observed on 20thJanuary 2015. For more information, please see https://ahymsin.org/main/practice/mauni-amavasya-silence-day-20th-january-2015.html