Our true and inherent nature is ‘silence’. Silence has deep meaning and is pure and powerful. Thoughts arise from silence; and once they arise, silence will disappear. Thus, thoughts dispel our inner silence. But, when we watch carefully, we can experience the silence, in between two thoughts. Thoughts arise, sustain and dissolve in silence. So, before the next thought arises, for a short duration, we can experience the inner silence. During meditation, we are conscious of the deep silent state. Similarly, in deep sleep, we are in silent state, but we are not aware of it.
The whole universe arises from the state of silence, is sustained by it and dissolves in it. It is the same Universal silence that we experience as our inner silent nature. When our mind is calm, we can experience our own nature. It is the mind, which makes us feel, that we are different from our silent nature. When the mind wakes up, the individual also wakes up from sleep. His silence is disturbed and he starts to communicate with the world. It is highly appreciated to experience our true nature every day, so that we will not forget our source. Silence is a pure state and it is not influenced by nature. That pure inner state is called “ATMA” or “SELF”. It cannot be destroyed, because it is omnipresent. It cannot be disintegrated, because it is not a compound. Bhagavan Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita that ”This SELF cannot be cut, burnt, wetted, nor dried up. It is eternal, all-pervading, stable, immovable and ancient”. The intelligence of such a pure state can be realised from its, intelligent manifestations.
Our inner nature is very powerful, but unfortunately we believe and imagine, that we are a limited person.