The whole collective of society seems to be terrified of darkness. It is seen as everything that people would like to escape from. Here, Osho presents a radical rethink.
“What is life? Imagine a building surrounded by an ocean of utter darkness. There is a small candle alight inside the building. A bird flying from that vast dark sky enters the candlelit building, flutters its wings for a while, and then flies away through the other window. In the same way, we come from one darkness, flutter our wings around the flame of life, and disappear into another darkness.
“It is darkness that is going to be our companion at the end. If you are very afraid of darkness, you will face great difficulty in your grave. If you are so afraid of darkness, you will face great difficulty entering death. No, one has to learn to love death too.
“It is very easy to love light. Who does not love light? So, it is not a great thing to love light. Love darkness. Love even darkness! And remember, someone who loves light will start hating darkness. But someone who loves darkness will naturally still love light. Please understand this too.
“How can someone who has embraced loving darkness deny loving light? A love of darkness includes the love of light, but a love of light cannot embrace the love of darkness.
“For example, to start loving beauty is very easy. Who does not love beauty? But if I start to love ugliness, then I will naturally love beauty too. Someone who is able to love ugliness will naturally embrace the love of beauty too. But vice versa is not true. The lover of beauty is not able to love ugliness also. Flower lovers love flowers, but they deny loving thorns. Their love for flowers becomes a hindrance in loving thorns; but if someone starts loving thorns, there is no hindrance to loving flowers.
“These few words I wanted to share with you to start."
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