LOVE, SILENCE & GOD: Eight quotes from Goodreads large collection of 164 Giten quotes

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Eight quotes from Goodreads large Collection of 164 Giten quotes

“When we stop judging others and ourselves, our heart begins to open.”

― Swami Dhyan Giten, The Silent Whisperings of the Heart – An Introduction to Giten’s Approach to Life 

Giten on the Celestial Music

“During the summer I meditated outside in nature. Listening to the wind with the ears are like listening to mere noise, but listening to the wind blowing through the trees from the inner silence and being one with the wind is like listening to the celestial music.”



“I was tired in the evening yesterday. I felt drained by the last days outer conflicts. I felt separated from life. Suddenly I heard the wind blowing through the trees outside my open window, whispering a silent and playful invitation: “Do you want to play? Do you want to join the dance?” This playful invitation again joined my heart and being with the Existential dance. I was again in a silent prayer and oneness with life.”



“When we become silent, we become whole. And when we become whole, we become holy.”



A friend of mine commented yesterday that she has experienced similar insights that I talked about that all enlightened Masters and founders of religion are actually talking about the same ocean, the same invisible life source, the same God.

She also said that she worked in a Christan environment at the time that she received these insights, and when she tried to share these insights with the Christians she was accused of being “impure” and of being associated with the “Devil”.

Christians hold on to the idea that Jesus was the only son of God, without realizing that we are all son’s and daughter’s of God. By holding on to the idea that Jesus is the only son of God, they do not either to realize that all enlightened Masters are talking about the same God.

Jesus did not talk about faith, he talked about trust. He talked about discovering a trust in yourself and in relationship to God.  Jesus said that the kingdom of God is within you.  In Christianity, the church has become the intermediate between man and God, and people who claim that they have found a direct relationship to God are accused of blasphemy. The Christan church has become a barrier between man and God, and anyone who has declared that he has found a direct relationship to God are immediately banned by the church, for example Master Eckhart and Franciskus of Assisi. 

I have always had a deep love for Jesus, but it is not the picture of Jesus that the Christian church presents. I was a disciple of Jesus in a former life, and was thrown to the lions in Colosseum in Rome as one of the early Christians. Jesus had many more disciples than the twelve disciples mentioned in The Bible.

In this life, I resigned my automatic membership in the church as soon as I could think for myself when I was 15 years old. I was also disgusted with an organization that said that they preached love and which has murdered more people than Hitler.

My experience with these rare and precious insights are that they expand our consciousness of reality. They are gradual initiations into reality. They may fade away, but we will never be the same again after receiving them. They will also come more and more, the more committment we have to our spiritual growth.”



“What I basically listen to when I work with a group of people is when the moment becomes silent. Then I know that we are entering the dimension of love, truth and wholeness.”



“Meditation is the way to be with ourselves and to learn to accept our own aloneness. In aloneness, I experiment with being consciously alone as a door to be egoless. In conscious aloneness, the ego can not function. In aloneness, you are not. 

I have always been comfortable with my own aloneness as an inner source of love, joy, truth, silence and wholeness.   

When we depend on other people, it becomes a bondage – instead of a freedom. I took this sunday as a meditation to be consciously alone, and to accept all feelings of pain, of not being loved and the fear of being nobody that would come up during the meditation. This meditation goes up and down during the day: at certain moments, I can totally accept my aloneness. It feels fine to accept that I am alone and that I am nobody. At other moments, I feel the pain of not being loved, when the meditation brings up how dependence on other people is a barrier to totally accept my aloneness.

I take a coffee at a restaurant. I am the only person that sits alone in the restaurant, while the other guests are couples and families eating sunday dinner. It brings up painful feelings of not being loved and wanting to be needed by other people, when I see how much people cling to each other in the couples and the families.

Escaping your aloneness through relationships and needing other people’s attention through being a teacher, a politician or by being rich or famous, are ways of escaping the pain of aloneness. But then the relationships are not really love. Only when you are capable of being alone, you can really love.

When we can be alone, we discover the inner source of love, which is our true nature. When we can be alone, it open the door to be one with the Whole.”



“Meditation expands our inner being. The inner being is like a small, individual river flowering towards the Ocean. 

In meditation, I feel how my inner being expands into an inner ocean, which is part of everything, which is one with Existence.

Through the inner being, we come in contact with the inner ocean, the undefined and boundless within ourselves, where we are one with life. We realize that God is part of life. We realize that God is not a person, but the consciousness that is part of everything. We find God in a flower, in a tree, in the eyes of a child or in a playful dog. 

Through discovering our inner being, we discover that we are also part of the flower, the child or the dog. We realize that God is everywhere.”


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Satsang with Giten on Buddha: Paramitas – The Ten Provisions for the Inner Journey

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Satsang with Giten on Buddha:

Paramitas – The Ten Provisions on the Inner Journey

From satsang with Giten on Buddha, February 4, 2016, in Stockholm

What are Paramitas? You will have to bring provisions for the inner journey, you have to carry provisions for the journey.


Buddha has called these provisions Paramitas.


The ten Paramitas are qualities, which will help you on the inner journey.


Paramita means that which can lead you beyond.


They have to be understood very deeply.




1. DANA: Generosity, sharing


The first Paramita is generosity, sharing.


Buddha says: Dana, generosity, sharing, has to be learned.


Learn to share as much as possible.


Share whatsoever you have to share.


Ordinarily the mind is a miser, the mind is not generous.


Miserliness is a close mind.


Miserliness is a separation from other people and from the world. It is a separation from life.


Generosity is to be open to the world. It is to be open to life.


Buddha says: The first Paramita of generosity, sharing, will help to lead you beyond.


Whether you share your love, your joy, your creativity, your experience, your meditation, your money, your house, your clothes or your body is not important. The important thing is the sharing.




The ordinary mind is hoarding. The mind have much involvement with your love, your body, your money and your house.


The mind clings to this shore of existence. All the hoarding of the mind belongs to this shore.


You cannot take anything with you from this shore, but you can learn to share. You can carry a generous and sharing mind. You cannot carry your money, but you can carry your love, your generosity and your compassion.




Buddha says: If you have love and compassion in your heart, existence will reflect you. Existence always reflects you. If you share, existence will share with you.


If you are miserly and hoarding, it means you are against existence, which is always sharing and celebrating.


The miserly and hoarding mind is afraid, it does not trust. It does not trust existence.


It trust things, it does not trust the whole, the infinite.


Buddha says: If you trust, then existence responds in the same way.


Existence is a mirror.


Buddha says: Be non-possessive; posses neither this shore nor the other shore of existence.


Be always sharing.




Buddha says: Shower your meditation. If you attain to meditative states, share it immediately.


A real meditative quality wants to be shared.


 If your meditation does not become compassion, then your meditation is not going right.


Buddha says: before death takes things away from you, share them.


People just want to have, but they do not want to give.


Buddha says: Learn give-think. Learn the ways of sharing and you will flower.


Then generosity will become your quality. It will become a quality of compassion on your path to truth, to enlightenment. 


– Swami Dhyan Giten



Satsang with Giten: The Call of the Wild – Sermons from a madman

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“The silent Satsang yesterday felt strong. Almost immediately when we sat down in silent Satsang, I was filled with an energy so strong that it felt like I was surrounded by an almost physical energy field.

I almost felt like I was going to levitate, like the energy was so compact that I could not sit still on the floor. It was like the Satsang danced, it was living its own life. It felt ancient, powerful and beyond control. And in the middle of everything, a loud and wild laughter grow, which I had to fight to keep back. It felt like I would never stop laughing if I began.

When Giten sounded the bell that the Satsang was over, I had to concentrate to come back in one piece, remind the body of the frame, and remind the head of the room, of the here and now.

After a while, it worked, and the effect was that I felt happy, calm and full of love after Satsang.

– Prem Mukta, Stockholm

Giten lectures about a variety of topics of concern for the modern man during Satsang weekend, December 11-13, 2015, in Stockholm for example love, joy, relationships, acceptance, understanding, intuition, healing, trust, creativity, friendship, spiritual growth, evolution, society, life, meditation, silence, spirituality, mysticism, truth, wisdom, death, unity with life, God and enlightenment. He also talks about a number of spiritual teachers and traditions such as Vedanta, Yoga, Tantra, the chakra system, Tao, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Patanjali and Jesus Christ. 

Free-eBooks, the internets #1 source for eBooks, selects Swami Dhyan Giten’s book The Silent Whisperings of the Heart to be in the top 1.000 books

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Free eBooks announces: Swami Dhyan Giten’s book THE SILENT WHISPERINGS OF THE HEART – AN INTRODUCTION TO GITEN’S APPROACH TO LIFE has been selected to be in‘s Top 1,000.

Free eBooks says: We’ve published tens of thousands of books and have had millions downloaded from our online library. To be selected demonstrates exactly how well-received your book has been. Congratulations!”

About the book: How can we learn to listen to the silent whisperings of our heart? What is love? How do the three life areas, meditation, relationships and creativity, relate to each other in creating a loving, fulfilling and creative life? The Silent Whisperings of the Heart consists of a collection of quotes from Swami Dhyan Giten about awareness, meditation, intuition, relationships, the inner man and woman, healing, working with people from love and awareness, truth, creativity, silence, wisdom and spiritual maturity. Each page inspires you to see yourself and life in a new way, from a new dimension. This collection of quotes is an introduction to Giten’s Approach to ife. It is a beautiful gift for yourself or a friend.

“Giten write in a poetic language. “When I read Giten, I am reminded of Kahlil Gibran. Yes, I would like to compare Giten to Kahlil Gibran.”

– Gordon Banta, author of “Magic of Meditation”, USA

“I have been impressed with Giten’s writings from the first time I encountered them. Giten helps us address the issues of our lives, fluently and eloquently speaking the language of the heart.” 

– Larry Chang, author of “Wisdom for the Soul”, Washington, USA

“Giten invites us to a celebration, a feast for the soul and delights us and inspires us with capsules of insight and conscious affirmation of the deliciousness of the divine.” 

– From the foreword of ” The Silent Whisperings of the Heart” by Eric Rolf, international lecturer, author of “Soul Medicine” and former personal consultant to John Lennon

Giten’s book The Silent Whisperings of the Heart can be downloaded for free on Free eBooks:

The book can also be ordered in paper back at international book site Lulu:

Giten Quotes – Life, Love and Truth: International book site Goodreads shares a collection of quotes from spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten

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The International book site Goodreads with 30 million users shares a collection of 140 Giten quotes.
Spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten has spoken on a variety of topics of concern to modern man, for example meditation, awareness, love, joy, healing, relationships, creativity, mysticism, truth, silence, emptiness and enlightenment.
“Every loving word and action create a far reaching ripple effect – like the waves of the ocean.”
―  Swami Dhyan Giten
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Sound & Silence: 2-Day Satsang Weekend with Swami Dhyan Giten, February 7-8, 2015, in Stockholm

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Sound & Silence:

2-Day Satsang Weekend with Swami Dhyan Giten

February 7-8, 2015, in Stockholm

“Giten’s work is of the beyond,

it leads you beyond yourself, which I love. If I look back at the person that I was before I started Satsang with Giten and the person that I am now, it is two totally different persons.”

– Prem Mukta, participant in Sound & Silence: 2-Day Satsang Weekend with Giten, December 6-7, 2014, in Stockholm

This 2-day Satsang Weekend is Giten’s invitation to everyone, who have the inner thirst and longing for a direct recognition that our heart is the door to our being, our inner “yes”-quality, our authentic self, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love and truth, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life.

This 2-day Satsang with Giten is an opportunity for a direct insight and realization of being. To meet our inner being means to witness and affirm everything that we already are.

It is to meet that that which is already perfect within ourselves.

Silence is the only way to convey truth – from one silent heart to another silent heart. A man of silence moves with a certain field of energy around him, and if you are receptive, his vibe starts touching your heart. Giten has developed a quality of subtle catalytic effect, which can help you to a direct insight and realization of being. It is a silent transmission from one silent heart to another silent heart. Participants in the 1-day Satsang Intensive with Giten on October 11, commented that there occurred spontaneous moments of deep silence and emptiness. The Satsang participant Prem Mukta said: “Giten’s work is of the beyond, it leads you beyond yourself, which I love.”

During this 2-day Satsang we will explore three keys to spiritual maturity, which will function as three underlying currents and which will be developed intertwined during the Satsang weekend: 1. The inner being: the first key is to develop the inner “yes”-quality, the meditative quality within, the inner source of love and truth, the inner silence and emptiness, the capacity to surrender to life. 2. The balance of life: the second key is to expand our being and to embrace the opposite poles and tendencies of life in meditation and creativity, love and freedom, relating and aloneness, happiness and sadness, fear and trust, sound and silence, the silent, watchful and female pole in meditation and the creative, active and masculine pole in meditation – silence in our inner center and movement in the periphery, where we learn to float with the river of life, rather than trying to swim against the current of life and 3. The Ultimate Mystery: the third key is to learn to recognize the precious moments of silence and emptiness, where the inner being becomes a door to oneness with life and where we understand that we have never been separated from life. A man of silence finds this whole world full of silence. Even the sounds only deepen his silence. The Ultimate Mystery is only heard when the mind is completely silent. It is the sound of silence. It is a silence dancing. And it is the most beautiful experience.

In a loving and supportive climate and atmosphere, and by using both open space for truthful communication with Giten and silent satsang, this 2-day Satsang presents a great opportunity for a direct remembrance and recognition of the pure being that we already are. We recognize the source of love deep within ourselves, which is our true nature. We realize all our possibilities for love, joy, acceptance, humor, trust, creativity, truth, freedom, silence, wisdom and oneness with life.

SWAMI DHYAN GITEN, spiritual teacher and author, has more than 30 years of experience in individual counseling and in teaching awareness and meditation. He is trained in both modern psychology and in classic Eastern methods for awareness and meditation.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, seminars and courses internationally. His quotes, articles and books has touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

In 1982, when Giten was 23 years old, he was directed by the Divine presence in a trance session with the American trance chancellor Lin David Martin: “You have listened to your intuition, to your true inner voice, more than most. You have been searching for the contact with the Spirit for a long time and now it is beginning to manifest on the outer plane. You have been gifted many times in previous embodiments and now everything will come rather easy for you. I want you to put your energy into the lives of others, because you can”.

A spiritual teacher, who have counselled thousands of people, told Giten in 1984: “You will dissolve into the silence. All the earlier enlightened Masters and all the small Deva’s are just here to help you to get enlightened.”

He is author of the best-selling book “Meditationens Sång” (Swedish edition,, “The Silent Whisperings of the Heart”, “Presence – Working from within. The Psychology of Being”, “The Language of Silence: From Darkness to Light” and “Song of Meditation – Photo book of the Life and Work of Swami Dhyan Giten (the English titles are available at international internet book shop

Practical information:

Time: February 7-8, 2015. Saturday and Sunday 10.00 AM – 18.00 PM.

Cost: 900:- – 90 EUR. Non-residential. Lunch is not included, but there are plenty of places around for lunch.

Place: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm City.

Information and registration: swami.dhyan.giten(a)

Light on the Path: Spiritual teacher and bestselling author answers your questions on meditation, spiritual growth and his books on book site Goodreads with 9 million users

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What are the three life areas? How do the three life areas relate to each other in creating a loving, creative and satisfying life? The three life areas describe the areas in life that creates a creative and satisfying life when they are developed and function in a harmonious balance. The life areas also describe a balance between the inner and outer world that continuously relate to and enrich each other. These three life areas are Meditation, Relationships and Creativity.
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Satsang with Swami Dhyan Giten during the winter 2014 in Stockholm: Tao – The Way of Love, Happiness and Wholeness

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TAO: The Path of Love, Happiness and Wholeness

Satsang with Gitenon Thursday evenings during November, December 2014 and January 2015 in Stockholm

The new Satsang series with Giten on Tao – The Way of Love, Happiness and Wholeness began on November 6 in Stockholm. Giten started this Satsang by lecturing on Tao and commenting on Lao Tzu’s book “Tao Te Ching” and Lu Tzu’s book “The Secrets of the Golden Flower”, one the most esoteric and unknown books in the World.

In his initial lecture, Giten focused on three basic concepts in Tao: 1.The opposite poles and tendencies of Life 2. Wu Wei – Action through inaction and 3. Silence and emptiness.

The Satsang ended in silence.

Below you will find an excerpt from the lecture in English.

The lecture was also recorded live and will be available shortly in Swedish on YouTube.

The Satsang series on Tao continues during the winter in Stockholm.


Lao Tzu’s first paragraph in the book “Tao Te Ching” is that the Tao that can be told is not the absolute Tao.

Lao Tzu has his own logic, the logic of paradoxes, the logic of life.

To understand Tao, you will have to create eyes.

Lao Tzu believes in the unity of opposites, because that is how life is.

The Tao can be communicated, but it can only be communicated from heart to heart, from being to being, from love to love, from silence to silence.

Truth is always realized in silence. In silence, the truth is realized.

You reach to truth through silence.

All spiritual books tries to say something that can not be said in the hope that a thirst, a longing, is created in your heart to know the truth.

Tao is totality. Life exists through the tension of the opposites, the meeting of the opposites.

Lao Tzu says that the opposite poles of life are not really opposites, but complementaries.

Thinking is always of opposites. Lao Tzu says: drop the split attitude. Be simple.

And when you are simple, you do not choose. Lao Tzu says: be choiceless, let life flow.

Enjoy both poles in life, and then your life becomes a symphony of opposites.

How to drop the mind: do not choose. If you do not choose, the mind drops.

Live life as it comes – float. Float with life. Enjoy the moment in its totality,

It is to live as part of the whole, to live as part of existence.

If you become silent and empty, everything will come on it’s own accord.

When you live without any desire for power, position, fame or success, the whole existence pours down into your emptiness.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

Satsang, November 6, 2014 in Stockholm

Practical information for Satsang with Gitenduring the Winter in Stockholm

Time: 10 Thursday evenings, 19.00 PM – 21.00 PM

November: 6, 13, 20, 27

December: 4, 11, 18

Januari 2015: 8, 15, 22

Price: 1200 SEK – 120 EUR/10 Thursday evenings. Single evenings can also be booked by advance booking. Advance booking: swami.dhyan.giten(a) Price, single evenings: 150 SEK – 15 EUR.

Place: Farsta/Stockholm. 15 minutes from Stockholm City

Information and registration: swami.dhyan.giten(a)

Giten’s latest book The Language of Silence receives 5 of 5 stars on international booksite Goodreads

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Giten’s latest book
The Language of Silence:
From Darkness to Light
receives 5 of 5 stars on the international book site Goodreads with 9 million users
“It was amazing”, says Anca, who reviewedThe Language of Silence : From Darkness to Light on Goodreads.

The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light

by Swami Dhyan Giten (Goodreads Author)
The Language of Silence – From Darkness to Light
I was 9 years old when I had my first spiritual awakening, my first glimpse of wholeness with Existence, my first taste of the language of silence, says spiritual teacher and best-selling author Swami Dhyan Giten in this book. This created a deep thirst and longing in his heart and being to return to this natural and effortless experience of being one with the Whole.

I have always had the capacity to go within myself and to discover the silence within, the inner meditative quality, the inner source of love and truth, the inner language of silence, Giten explains in this book. Now I also notice that this silence is going deeper, and that I go beyond the ego and disappear into the silence.

This book consists of a collection of quotes from Swami Dhyan Giten on silence. It also explains how silence is the flower and love and wholeness are the fragrance.

Swami Dhyan Giten has dedicated his life to teach the art of awareness and meditation. He conducts individual consultations, seminars and courses internationally. His quotes, articles and books has touched the hearts of thousands and are appearing with increasing frequency in magazines, blogs and websites.

“Swami Dhyan Giten’s The Language of Silence — From Darkness to Light reminds me of those moments when we drift back from sleep to wakefulness and the precious insights that quite often occur in those instants of ”awakening.”

It is my own experience that all spiritual paths have a common thread which most simply stated is: unconditional self acceptance. It is this process or journey toward self acceptance that leads to our connection with our individual aloneness and silence about which Giten so beautifully often comments. Here Giten tells us we find our true heart, that love that becomes our healer and a healing presence that projects beyond ourselves and heals and nourishes the lives of all others with who we have contact, be they friends, strangers or even our pets.

Giten’s The Language of Silence is a beautifully expressed and highly intimate picture of his own spiritual history. While reading this book which is formatted in short segments and insightful phrases and a true delight to read and sure to later re-visit, I had the sense of listening to his open heart as it gave words to his personal silence.

Giten offers us a quite intimate connection with his inner being and thus a glimpse of the beauty within ourselves.”

From the foreword by Eric Rolf, international lecturer, course leader, author of Soul Medicine and former consultant to John Lennon

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