anxiety & agitation. It is harmony, silence, calm, repose, rest. Specifically, it is the absence
Peace is happy, natural state of man. It is our birthright.
Nothing can bring you peace, but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace, but the victory over your lower self, triumph over your senses and mind, desires and cravings. If you have no peace within yourself, it is vain to seek it in external objects and outward sources.
Real, deeper peace is independent of external conditions. Real, abiding peace is stupendous stillness of the Immortal Soul within. If you can rest in this ocean of peace, all the usual noises of the world can hardly affect you.
Peace is the most important and indispensable factor for all the growth and development…In peace and calmness, spiritual evolution is also facilitated.
Excerpts taken from the book Bliss Divine-Swami Sivananda.