From an exhibition at: Norton Simon Museum March 28–Aug. 25, 2014 Buddha Shakyamuni or Akshobhya Nepal, 13th century, Gilt-copper alloy, 13-3/4 x 10-1/4 in. (34.9 x 26 cm) Norton Simon Art Foundation.
Listening is much less connected with organising or pushing things round in our minds, and in fact listening and the listened-to are much more linked than actor and acted-upon. Listening also tends to be more emotionally neutral.
The modern world seems driven to extinguish silence, as if it were a threat…