“Mind means words, self means silence. Mind is nothing but all the words that you have accumulated; silence is that which has always been with you, it is not an accumulation. That is the meaning of self: it is your intrinsic quality. On the background of silence you go on accumulating words, and the words in total are known as “the mind”.
“Silence is meditation. It is a question of changing the gestalt, shifting the attention from words into silence – which is always there.”
Osho, Ancient Music in the Pines, Talk #7
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