Why is silence important to the yogi life?

The only true answer to this question is silence.

Because silence means not to follow any pattern or thought.
Silence means not to define anything as good or bad, as hopeful or despairing.
Silence means to observe with no judgement.
Silence stands outside of words, and therefore no words can describe silence.
And so the true answer for this can only be absolute silence.

And even if I were to respond to ‘why is silence important to the yogi life?’, I’d say it’s more the other way round. Silence is always important. It’s the Yogi life that is important to silence. Because silence is everywhere. But the yogi life gives us the opportunity to truly start listening to it, thoroughly, uninterruptedly.