Reflections on The Voice of the Silence: Fragment One, Part Two
When we seek spiritual transformation, it is important to be aware that matters in life that are particularly testing can be equally elevating to the Soul towards enabling the realisation of its purpose. Adversity in our lives represents opportunity on our spiritual journey. This presentation considers the striking, apposite symbolism and the invaluable time-honoured spiritual instructions contained within The Voice of the Silence and its exposition of the immeasurable benefits of successfully treading the Path. Gary employs content from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; the story of Prince Siddartha’s temptation and subsequent enlightenment; the symbolism of the Grail Quest; and Theosophical teachings. These serve to elucidate the content of the classic text illustrating its unsurpassed description of what Socrates described as the “Jewelled Way.” Only by overcoming the challenges of the Path may one rest beneath the symbolic Boddhi tree at the Immovable spot — the interface between transcendence and manifest creation — as a ‘Master of SAMÂDHI’ whereby the illusion of separateness induced by maya is extinguished. One then perceives the underlying divinity of all life forms and is rendered sensitive and compassionate towards the pain and suffering of all others as exemplified by the Bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism.