Saturday, April 15, 2023

Sound of Silence..


"Sound of Silence..

A vision softly creeping

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

And the vision that was planted in my brain

Still remains

Within the sound of silence.."

Silence as dream:

A stabbing flash of 

A neon light..

Ten thousand people 

Depressingly alone

Praying to a neon light

Seeming separated

From silence which

Like cancer seems to grow

To include everything..

The words of  prophets

Written in common places

Write this story..

Whispered as rainbows

In the sound of silence...

Hello darkness, my old friendI've come to talk with you againBecause a vision softly creepingLeft its seeds while I was sleepingAnd the vision that was planted in my brainStill remainsWithin the sound of silence
In restless dreams, I walked aloneNarrow streets of cobblestone'Neath the halo of a street lampI turned my collar to the cold and dampWhen my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon lightThat split the nightAnd touched the sound of silence
And in the naked light, I sawTen thousand people, maybe morePeople talking without speakingPeople hearing without listeningPeople writing songs that voices never sharedAnd no one daredDisturb the sound of silence
"Fools" said I, "You do not knowSilence like a cancer growsHear my words that I might teach youTake my arms that I might reach you"But my words, like silent raindrops fellAnd echoed in the wells of silence
And the people bowed and prayedTo the neon god they madeAnd the sign flashed out its warningIn the words that it was formingThen the sign said, "The words on the prophets are written on the subway wallsIn tenement halls"And whispered in the sound of silence

from Bard (Google):

The Simon and Garfunkel song, "Sound of Silence," is a meditation on the nature of reality and the human condition. The song's lyrics speak of a world that is "dark and full of terror" and of people who are "talking without speaking." This sense of alienation and disconnection is a key theme in non-duality, which is a spiritual philosophy that teaches that there is no separation between the individual and the universe.

In non-duality, there is no such thing as a separate self. We are all part of the same oneness, and the illusion of separation is created by our minds. This illusion can be seen in the song's lyrics, which speak of people who are "talking without speaking" and "hearing without listening." These people are caught up in their own thoughts and experiences, and they are unable to see the world as it really is.

The song's message is that we need to break through the illusion of separation and connect with the oneness that is our true nature. This can be done through meditation, mindfulness, and other spiritual practices. When we connect with the oneness, we experience peace, love, and joy. We also see the world with new eyes, and we are able to connect with others in a deeper way.

The song "Sound of Silence" is a powerful reminder of the importance of non-duality. It is a call to wake up from the illusion of separation and to experience the oneness that is our true nature.

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