Welcome to Stillness Speaks
“Your own self realization is the greatest service you can give the world.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
Stillness Speaks is a preeminent resource for self inquiry and self exploration – the endless journey of self realization. We offer works of teachers (luminaries), and wisdom traditions (paths), both historical and contemporary, Eastern and Western, indigenous and otherwise.
Our approach is integral – all are welcome!
“…inherent existence is the kind of existence that things do not have. Things actually lack inherent existence, because they exist as dependent arisings.” ~ Greg Goode
In Part 6, Greg continues his overview of emptiness by exploring Inherent Existence and its relationship with emptiness and dependent arising.read more
Live this day as if the earth exhales blessings in your direction …” ~ Danna Faulds
Continue reading to enjoy Danna’s full poem …read more
“Ultimate Reality is right here in plain view. It is never hidden, it requires no belief, and it is utterly beyond all doubt.” – Joan Tollifson
“What is life all about? Does it mean anything? Where are we looking for happiness or liberation? Do we have free will? What is enlightenment and how can I get it? …. The thinking mind wants to find answers to these questions.” Joan Tollifson explores these questions in this seven part series.read more
“Devote yourself here and now to the search for the Truth that is ever within you.” ~ Ramana Maharshi
The greatest mystery of all: as your journey progresses, you will discover that there truly is only one teacher and that teacher is ultimately found within. Until then, we have many sages that guide us along … or illuminate the way …. we are honored to offer a small sampling of these luminaries … a list that will grow with time.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~ Aristotle
We offer explorations into the “many paths up the mountain:” from Christian to Sufi, from Zen to Hindu, Kabbalist to Kashmir Shaivism, Advaitic to Indigenous, from philosophical to atheist, from spiritual to scientific – an endless list, that will continue to grow ! …