The Teaching of Hazrat Inayat Khan

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In the East there are great sages and saints who sit quite still, with lips closed, for years. They are called Muni, which means "he who takes the vow of silence." The man of today may think, "What a life, to be silent and do nothing!" But he does not know that some by their silence can do more than others can accomplish by talking for ten years. A person may argue for months about a problem and not be able to explain it, while another, with inner radiance, may be able to answer the same thing in one moment. But the answer that comes without words explains still more. That is initiation.