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Is Silence and Emptiness the Foundation?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by Salty Booger, Dec 1, 2020.

  1. Salty Booger

    Salty Booger Royal Crown Cola (RC)

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    Is silence and emptiness the foundation on which everything is built?

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    Once I told myself, within nothingness is the potential of all existence.
    I suppose in silence is the potential for all sound.
     
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  3. Rye_P

    Rye_P Deo Juvante

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    Depends on the subject, I believe.
    Our brains wired in a special way and it's different from one another. Some might inspired by the silence, others by the sounds surroundings us. Some inspired by a total emptiness, while others by an existent object. And there's some that inspired by both.

    However, if the subject is God, then no clue yet. I'm not His spoke-person and it takes more than a lifetime to understand how he works.
     
  4. Secret Chief

    Secret Chief Meghalayan Ape

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    The word sunyata usually is a reference to the emptiness of independent existence of all things.
     
  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Ānanda
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    As a former contractor, I found concrete or cinder block to be a much more effective foundation than silence and emptiness.

    But seriously, in my view, what "everything" is built on is ineffable.
     
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    No.


    And


    Yes.
     
  8. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Per Rumi:

    "In Silence"

    A guide has entered this life in silence.
    His message is only heard in silence.

    Take a sip of his precious wine
    and lose yourself.
    Don't insult the greatness of his love,
    for he helps all those who suffer, in silence.

    Polish the mirror between the breaths.
    Go with him beyond words.
    He knows your every deed.
    He is the one who moves the wheel of heaven,
    in silence.

    Every thought is buried in your heart;
    He will reveal them one by one, in silence.

    Turn each of your thoughts into a bird
    and let them fly to the other world.
    One is an owl, one is a falcon, one is a crow.
    Each one is different from the others
    but they are all the same in silence.

    To see the Moon that cannot be seen
    turn your eyes inward and look at yourself,
    in silence.

    In this world and the next,
    don't talk about this and that;
    Let him show you everything,
    shining as one . . .
    in silence.


    -- Ode 1897
     
  9. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    You need space in order to have vibration/sound, so vibration/sound is not the foundation (it requires something else.) However, this does not by any means mean that silence or emptiness is the foundation, either.
     
  10. The Hammer

    The Hammer Virtue, Piety, Study
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    In the beginning was Ginnungagap, the empty Void of Pure Potential.
     
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