The Power of Silence: The Riches That Lie Within
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The Power of Silence: The Riches That Lie Within

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Graham Turner explores the power that can be found in silence through interviewing monastics, religious leaders, composters, actors, psychotherapists and peace workers about their experiences of practising silence. A profound book about a great gap in modern human awareness.
ebook, 224 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Bloomsbury Continuum
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Anil Swarup
"One who keeps silence will be rewarded with salvation" quotes the author from the Holy Koran. He goes on to mention how silence has been advocated as a tool for self-empowerment in all the religious scriptures. However, what is most remarkable about the book is the narration of the experience of a variety of people from all walks of life in different parts of the world in this context.
The topic is important - I know I avoid silence more than I should. But the book is a lot of reported speech and not much reflection/analysis It felt a lot like, "I went here and this person said this." Next chapter - "I went to another place and this person said this."

A little boring and probably not as enlightening as it should have been.
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