You state, “beyond your thoughts and mine, and everyone else’s, there is a silence, a presence, containing them all. ‘If we are there, a smile might arise’. We might instantly find ourselves in an impersonal, ageless space from where only good comes.”
“Right here, right now, only a thought away”
Yes when I think as you asked me to, it does bring a smile. But this is temporary smile arising out of imagination (not defying that it is false but acknowledging that that silence,space is something we have not comprehended). This smile is different from Ananda wherein you experience blissfulness. As you say beyond the concept of mind, so there mustn’t be a thought in the first place, but the fact that this smile arises from a thought,it is an illusion.
Thank you for the blessings.
Best wishes and love