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Old 16-12-2022, 07:35 PM
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We are all familiar with the quotation “Be still and know that I am God”

... in your act of silence you are both acknowledging God and it is one’s invitation to God.

In Christian terminology, that last sentence says it quite well.
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We are all familiar with the quotation “Be still and know that I am God”……I extrapolate it to possibly mean “Be still that you might be known by God”.

This is a great thread and the conjunction with the Bible quote caught my eye, because self and other are a dependent pair. No-self implies no-other too. So this can be interpreted as referring to a mystical experience obtained through stillness (meditation) where the selfhood of I and the otherness of God merge together into oneness / nonduality.

Alternatively if we aren't in a mystical state, it can be used as a reminder of how we can find the otherness of God (or the sacred) through stillness too.
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This is a great thread and the conjunction with the Bible quote caught my eye, because self and other are a dependent pair. No-self implies no-other too. So this can be interpreted as referring to a mystical experience obtained through stillness (meditation) where the selfhood of I and the otherness of God merge together into oneness / nonduality.


Excellent post and insightful interpretation of "Be still and know that I AM God".

The awesome Hindu sage, Ramana Maharshi (whom Carl Jung called the "whitest spot in the white space of India"), once told a visiting group of Jews that the entire Vedanta (Hindu scriptures) could be summarized in two passages from the Jewish Bible. One of those passages is "Be still and know that I AM God".

As you stated in your post, that passage does indeed point to a mystical non-duality experience according to Ramana and I agree completely.
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