“Silence is golden….”
It is said that by studying the visible world once can appreciate the invisibleworld. That is true of spoken and written language as well. By going beyond the obvious, it is possible to understand the deeper essence or the inner teachings.
As Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga puts it, truth has many different levels. The first level is the most literal interpretation. The intermediate level goes beyond the literal level. The higher level reveals the esoteric teaching. The higher truth contains within itself the lower levels of truth, allowing each observer to experience the level of truth his / her level of development allows him to comprehend.
At itsliteral level,it may mean that silence is as precious as gold. An intermediate level would mean that it is important to silently weigh your thoughts before they translate into words or actions. Many a times we react to situations without silently weighing their impact or consequences.
From an esoteric standpoint, could this silence point to the practice of the “khechari mudra”. In this mudra, the tongue is curled back and connected to the roof of the mouth. This state would literally and figuratively induce a state of silence. Connection of the tongue to the palette, according to Master Choa’s teachings, not only improves the circulation of energy within the aura but it also improves one’s spiritual connection with the Divine. This spiritual energy when it comes in contact with the aura transforms into golden light. This gold is also symbolic of the halo seen around the heads of saints, rishis and yogis across cultures and traditions.
A regular practice of this mudra has a lot of benefits for the practitioner including improving energy levels, focus, concentration and receptivity among others.
(“This article is inspired and derived from the various teachings of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of Modern Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga”)