What is silence?
The dictionary defines silence as the absence of sound, but how can there be no sound? To experience no sound, would mean to experience something that is not happening. And that's impossible because that's not an experience.
And so, there's no such thing as silence.
The same idea could be said of being and non-being. To experience non-being, would mean to experience something that is not happening. And that too is not an experience.
But why is this important?
Because this can help us to understand what happens to us after we die. Many of us fear that after we die we'll have to undergo an experience where we exist in a sort of dark room, locked away for eternity. But this can't happen because this is not an experience.
And so, when we die, we either fall into nothingness, which we can't experience, and therefore, we have nothing to be worried about, or we are born again and go through the same life or the same sort of life that we are living now.
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