At certain times, a silent mind is very important, but ‘silent’ does not mean closed. The silent mind is an alert, awakened mind; a mind seeking the nature of reality. " Lama Yeshe Photo by - Anja Stiegler
Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
More than anything you guard, protect your mind, for life flows from it....do not cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces....they are as greedy as dogs, never satisfied; they only look after their own interest, each trying to get as much as he can for himself from every possible source.~~Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 7:6; Isaiah 56:11