I once heard someone quote the Vilna Gaon saying, “For every second that one remains silent he will merit reward of a magnitude that is beyond the comprehension of even of malochim (celestial beings).

Does anyone know the source for this?

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It is mentioned in the Igeres Hagra

וכל רגע ורגע שהאדם חוסם פיו זוכה בשבילו לאור הגנוז שאין מלאך ובריה יכולים לשער


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