Effects of noise pollution – Noise pollution is the primary causative factor for many psychological problems.
Let’s look at the philosophy behind silence. Silence brings back memory power. The ancient Indian sages practiced silence as a spiritual discipline because they recognized the myriad of benefits derived from silence. Swami Vivekananda learned a valuable lesson when he found that, after ten days of endless talk, he had forgotten all the verses he had memorized by heart. By practicing complete silence for a fortnight, he got back his memory powers.
People should realize that God’s grace is secured by the sacred use of the senses endowed on man by the Divine. Do not waste energy! Energy is God. Today, students are spending a lot of energy through their unsacred vision, bad thoughts, bad hearing, and excessive talk. Our bodies can be compared to the radio. When the radio is turned on continuously, the batteries become discharged quickly. Likewise, if you indulge in excessive talk, you will be losing a lot of energy. That is why the ancient sages and seers used to observe silence. So, conserve energy by observing silence at least one day per week. Read more
The silence of mind is as important as that of speech and surroundings. In meditation retreats and camps, the utmost importance is on the mind. The brain is the root cause of all the problems and also their solutions. Consciously, with practice, increase your awareness to become more silent. This will increase your will power and efficiency to face day-to-day challenges.