Falling in Love with Darkness

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A quick online search for the word “darkness” shows how the media, popular culture and even literary archives, are awash with images that trigger ideas of fear, gloom, horror, evil, and foreboding. In other words, 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:
"Darkness is unknown. We are alone in it. We feel lost and all that was known and familiar seems to have vanished. And remember, only people who can start the journey on the path of truth – who have the ability to let go of the familiar, who are ready to drop the known, who can enter the unknown where there is no path or track – only they can enter the truth. ...
I am saying these few things as an introduction because without falling in love with darkness, you will be deprived of loving the great truths of life. ...
All the important mysteries of life are hidden in darkness. ...
When darkness surrounds you, become absorbed in it, become one with it. And you will find that darkness offers you something that light can never give you."
translated from
Hindi : Jeevan Sangeet (जीवन संगीत).
notes
Colophon pages:
Originally published in Hindi as Jeevan Sangeet.
The material in this book is a series of talks by Osho given to a live audience.
Extemporaneous talks given by Osho in Udaipur, India.
time period of Osho's original talks/writings
1969 ? : timeline
number of discourses/chapters
10   (see table of contents)


editions

Falling in Love with Darkness ; Cover.jpg

Falling in Love with Darkness

Year of publication : 2017-02
Publisher : OSHO Media International
Edition no. : 1
ISBN 978-81-7261-342-6 (click ISBN to buy online)
Number of pages : 253
Hardcover / Paperback / Ebook : H
Edition notes : Copyright © 1969, 2017 OSHO International Foundation. Image and cover: Copyright © OSHO International Foundation.
Size : 223 x 148 x 23 mm
Preface: Osho, The Rebel
Printed in India by Parksons Graphics, Mumbai
  • Cover back.

  • table of contents

    edition 2017.02
    chapter titles
    discourses
    event location duration media
    1 Darkness Is Peace, Relaxation ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 1h 3min audio
    2 Don't Seek, Stop ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 0h 54min audio
    3 Darkness Has No Existence ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 1h 7min audio
    4 From Dreams To Awakening ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 0h 55min audio
    5 Losing Suffering, Attaining Bliss ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 0h 37min audio
    6 Prayer Is Love toward Existence ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 1h 0min audio
    7 Belief: The Greatest Obstacle
    in the Search for Truth
    ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 0h 55min audio
    8 Losing the Urge to Hurt Others ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 0h 57min audio
    9 Grasp the Knack of Meditation ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) 1h 18min audio
    10 The Only Goal Is Life Itself ≤ 1969 Udaipur (RJ) unknown missing