Question by  bbk1313 (45)

What are the origins on a moment of silence?


Answer by  Bob3782 (161)

The moment of silence comes out of the tradition of meditation in eastern religions. Many ideas and ideals were traded between the east and the west through the way of the silk road many centurys ago. Traditionally a gong is rung and followers are brought to silence to reflect on how long they can hear the resonating sound.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

A moment of silence has been around for a very long time simply to give people a minute to remember a lost loved one.

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