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It is as though we were moved from the restless whirl of life and placed in its
motionless centre where we can draw a long breath. Hark! How cosy and hushed
it is here! I use the word ' hushed ' because we say hush when we want to listen;
Quite soundless, filled with silence, is only Nirvana, and so you could never call it
hushed, nor yet cosy." " No," answered Shridaman, and could not help laughing. "
It has probably not occurred to anyone to call Nirvana hushed, and certainly ...
hushed in this spot where we are; so you let your self go on about being beyond
the six waves oi hunger and thirst, and think you are in life's resting centre. And
yet all the hush, and all the things you can listen to in it, are just a sign that there
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