Saturday, December 11, 2010

"Mownam sarvatra sadhanam"

"Mownam sarvatra sadhanam":This is a famous sanskrit language  saying popular even now.I know few of my friends may think"look who is saying what"Lol..But philosophies can be narrated and sometimes after lots of efforts ,can be followed too.So it's  'self reflection' and  self realization here!.Any ways ,this saying elaborates as"Silence  conquers everywhere".We have heard a lot of other quotes  related to this;for instance, 'Silence can speak a thousand words';'words are like silver ;whilst silence is golden'and so on..But do you guys really feel this 'funda 'really works?
         Several situations in life demand us to 'vomit out our words' and we may usually end up in mere' shit ' the same.Our elders would have preached  us their golden line  "Do not get into an argument ,since that comes with a package of  a chain of  other complexities and difficulties".Sometimes ,we feel this really works!We actually need not speak up to express our disagreement /dislike towards any views/issues.There need not be a 'battle field 'scenario to resolve a simple issue.Silence can speak a lot and express even the unexpressed,and  the opposite person would be able to comprehend what you meant.Imagine a situation with an intense argument between two people and we do not agree with the situation and  respond in an stringent manner and the situation is more like an act of vengeance; the end result would be a disturbed mood or ambiance created there.Usually , the words may create more nuisance than solving an issue,either by hurting a person's sentiments or hurting your own sentiments .Well,makes us repent and  realize the worthiness of the  quote"spoken words and broken glass are both un-repairable'!
                Also , there is an another proverb  contrary to the above saying, which  says:"mownam sammati lakshanam",which means "silence indicates consent": when a person is silent , it indirectly signifies that the person is contended or agreed to the decision. So this seems a very sensitive issue and needs to be balanced according to the situation.Friends ,what do you feel ?Is silence really' golden 'always?Will this principle work out in today's age and generation?

16 comments:

JAGDISH BALI said...

Goood. Silence is many atime more eloquent, and also, it gives chance to medidate and introspect.

Rachna said...

Silence is good when you are tempted to say really nasty and cruel things. But, silence is not good when you are trying to resolve matters. One has to speak, albeit rationally, to achieve the same. Communication is the key. If you can communicate silently then that should be fine :).

rama said...

it depends on the situation. If a person is bent on harping on the same thing it is best to keep quiet, and that would also eventually keep that person quiet.
However if it is something very personal, we need to speak up for our selves whether the other person likes it or not.

david said...

I think the silence it's a very important thing. In our times people talk a lot everywhere: web, work, phone, home, tv. The act of speaking is banalized nowadays.
A saying that I have repeated myself a lot in recent days is "If you have nothing to say better than silence, then don't say anything"!

dr.antony said...

Sometimes it is better to keep mouths shut,opening might reveal the ignorance!

Stranger said...

I like both the quotes...They are full of meaning....

Many a times i have landed in trouble for opening my mouth and many times for not speaking my mind. It is difficult sometimes to decide when to speak and not to...

A said...

I am going to speak up and say it is a wonderful post :)))

chitra said...

I think maintaining silence always is not golden, but when people are not rational it is better to keep mouth shut.

raji said...

@jagdish ,true silence is really very eloquent.
@rachna ,true...silence cannot be the key always..communication definetely is needed ,but as rama said,depending on the situation.

@rama ,david thanks for your opinion.
@dr anthony..speaking maynot always reveal ignorance..

@stranger I know this is the same confusion which goes on in my mind too.

@A thanks:))
@chitra,very sensible.

Bikramjit said...

Silence is Golden but sometimes remaining silent is also not good , If all choose this how will changes happen...

what if the opposite person fails to understand what we are trying to say with our silence or takes the wrong meaning :)

So I feel that One shud speak out ones view, yeha you can keep in mind not to be rude etc . so it does not hurt but its sure no harm in giving ur views as such in todays day and age

You dont get till you ask , and there is not harm in asking or saying :)

sm said...

it depends on situation
each time silence is not good.

deeps said...

just stopped by..
One can be silent keeping one’s mouth shut, but inside that person there maybe a volcano erupting that can engulf everything…..

raji said...

hey deeps,thanks for stooping by..good perspective .

raji said...

@bikram ..and sm,thanks for your opinion.
Finally to all readers,what i concluded here was that "silence"is 'golden'only on certain situations .

JAGDISH BALI said...

Thanx for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. Shakespeare meana a man having long whitish beards and having a lot of books around.

kiran said...

a very important topics, which helps in maintaining peace and harmony between two people or societies..