A certain darkness is needed to see the Light – Osho
I recently came across this statement on a bookmark. The statement in itself is quite profound. If one stays with this, ponders on it, and sleeps with it… it seeps into you…That is what statements from Masters other greats are supposed to do..
Some statements of the Enlightened Ones wakes one up with a slap, as if a bolt of lightning has awoken one up..from deep slumber…though one can claim to be fully awake…
Then there are other sayings,other statements… which is more of a slow and subtle love affair…You sleep with it, dance with it… It seduces you…Works very subtly on your mind-body and beyond Eco-system…Un-intrusively… it enters you…
Something changes…Somethings change… on different planes

There cannot be a more profound statement than this at the moment for me….It also implies that one is perfectly capable of utilizing the darkness within to experience Light… The Darkness is needed…Without it, Light has no meaning…
It is simply not for any reason that nature has blessed each individual with lust, jealousy, anger and their ilk…It is for us to simply realize that the problem is also the solution…How close and yet how far are we!! Expanding further….
We are abound with, surrounded with these desires…yet we continuously fight them…suppress them…try and coax and convince ourselves to think only positive…or even hurt..admonish ourselves for carrying them in us…whipping ourselves such that they leave us alone…

Yet, hardly do we use these forces…with the intent of understanding them… with the intent of understanding and using them… for our journey…for our journey upward…These forces are simply the rungs on the ladders which can be stepped upon… to reach the next rung in the ladder…
But our Non-Acceptance of ourselves, our suppression…our conditioning simply drives us to break these rungs on the ladder and wonder why are we slipping.. why are we falling…
(This is where the Pundits come running with their concept of Karma!! and take us even further away from understanding ourselves… Rather we get busy in Deciphering Karma… The Brainy One’s are We…Isn’t it??)…

Tough Nuts We are…

If one understands this… that the lower is need to move higher… that a certain darkness is needed to see Light… then simultaneously one is relieved… a great weightlessness descends… One floats… Karma no longer appeals…
Whoever and Whatever One is, is….is simply IS… full stop…(A good definition of Acceptance ;-)
Whatever happens, is simply accepted…
with the undercurrent…with the awareness of how can I use this… How is this of use to me to move on to the next rung of the ladder?? This is real intelligence, the rest is plastic..
For ex, this blog post is written @ 4am in the morning… when sleep decided to desert me…(whatever happens, simply happens….)
I can try and decipher why sleep ran away from me at such an unearthly hour…( The Karmic Theory or Scientific Analysis ….)
I simply write a blog ( a useful one I would like to assume ;-),…. That’s acceptance… and sleep whenever sleep revisits me…
Good Morning and Good Night…(whatever holds good for U) :)

3 replies
  1. Flashing Thought
    Flashing Thought says:

    “.It is for us to simply realize that the problem is also the solution.”
    Very well conveyed. For any solution the problem has to be there.The solution is the offspring of the problem.
    The problem may be singular, but the solution can be universal. The human mind is multi polar…….polarised in in many ways. Different solutions may be agreeable to different individuals at different times. Like the earth being flat or round.
    Universal truth has many spectrum, but the ray of light hitting the side of the prism is single.
    We see the colours the way we want to see.,

  2. DeepikasRamblings
    DeepikasRamblings says:

    Very well conveyed karthik. Be as is where is, accept and move on ..The solutions to most problems lie in being aware..


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