Om shanti. Our ability to go deeply into silence brings us many benefits. It is when the soul is in dead silence that it is able to go beyond its accumulated sanskars (patterns) and karma and see its original nature clearly. I may have been making overall spiritual effort for a long period of time, but this effort alone would only take me so far. It is when I make the effort to experience dead silence, that I am able to capture the awareness of myself in my original form, the form to which I am returning once again. When I am in this stage, the catching power of the soul is immense and the inner experience is very powerful.