Words of Silence

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In Buddhism, the descriptions of silence and allowing the mind to become silent are implied as a feature of spiritual enlightenment.

I took this picture in Bodh Gaya (बोधगया), in the Indian state of Bihar, during the International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony which will end the 10th of December .
This is the place of Gautama Buddha’s attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).
However it seems that beneath the Bodhi tree silence is no longer the absence of speech, those Tibetan nuns were in the middle of a real conversation and several people were walking nearby while singing mantras.
Later as I was leaving the temple I heard ” The Sound Of Silence” by Simon And Garfunkel playing from a little music shop and I was smiling while remembering the words written on the blue board of this image.

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