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Silence Often Helps
Naim Naqvi | 27 Dec 2013

A friend of mine called me the other day. He was inquiring why I have not been writing off late? “Are you disappointed with the recent ascent of Narendra Modi?” Yes I’m disappointed but I’ve never given up hope. I know the hard way that the truth ultimately wins.

NaMo is not the first meteor of the political firmament. If everything is coming your way, you’re probably on the wrong track. It is true for Narendra Modi and it is true for BJP or RSS also. But again, yes, I’m silent; I’m observing the changing political panorama of the country closely. I’ll resume writing when the politics would be conducive to my thoughts and ideology. He laughs best who laughs last.


Yes, there is resonance of artificial shouts of Modi ! Modi ! in some pockets in the air. It won’t be long before this ‘One Track Pony Show’ will enter the pockets of turbulence as it tears into the political sky of Multicultural India. He would be dumped in the dustbin of history as a damp squib. For me, I feel it is the time to take a break, think, reflect and undertake the detailed examination of my own ideas. Sometimes silence is real gold. It gives your mind space for introspection. It brings clarity of thought. It helps you make right choices.

No one is more in more pressing need to understand this than Naredra Modi. He is a wind bag. His party has been able to gloss over his blathers so far but for how long?

The subject I discuss is silence and not NaMo. Silence often saves you from embarrassing situations. It makes a profound impact in the way you think. When you speak you consume energy; you conserve energy when you’re silent; you absorb.

Look at the sky, watch the ocean and listen to music – there is beauty, clarity and awareness, all rolled in wisdom. Meditating in Silence gives the opportunity to get introduced to our true unconditional self.