That we may merge into the deep and dazzling darkness, vanish into it, dissolve in it forever in an unbelievable bliss beyond imagination, for absolute nothingness represents absolute bliss.

– Gregory of Nyssa


Quote on spirituality by Rumi


God is silence and is most easily reached in silence.

– Baha’ ad-din Naqshband


You are all searching for the silence of the mountain. But you’re looking for something outside. This silence is accessible to you right now, inside the center of your own being.

– Ramana Maharshi


We look at it and do not see it;
Its name is The Invisible.
We listen to it and do not hear it;
Its name is The Inaudible.
We touch it and do not find it;
Its name is The Subtle.
These three cannot be further inquired into,
And hence merge into one.
Going up high it is not bright,
And coming down low, it is not dark.
Infinite and boundless, it cannot be given any name; It reverts to nothingness. This is called shape without shape, Form without object. It is The Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back. Hold on to The Way of the old in order to master the things of the present. From this one may know the primeval beginning. This is called the bond of The Eternal.

– Lao Tzu


Imagine a massless particle.

– Koan of modern physics


What is the color of wind?

– Zen koan


The temple of our purest thoughts is silence.

– Sarah J. Hale


What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man’s knowledge. Of course the void is nothingness. By knowing things that exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.

People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment…

Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void…

In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.

– Miyamoto Musashi


Within each of us there is a silence as vast as the universe.
We long for it.
We can return to it.

– Jack Kornfield