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
Jun 3, 1969 to Jun 6, 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
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 & private talks
    event location duration media
    1 Darkness Is Peace, Relaxation 3 Jun 1969 pm Udaipur 1h 3min audio
    2 Don't Seek, Stop 4 Jun 1969 am Udaipur 0h 54min audio
    3 Darkness Has No Existence 4 Jun 1969 om** Udaipur 1h 5min audio
    4 From Dreams To Awakening 4 Jun 1969 pm Udaipur 1h 7min audio
    5 Losing Suffering, Attaining Bliss 5 Jun 1969 am Udaipur 0h 55min audio
    6 Prayer Is Love toward Existence 5 Jun 1969 om** Udaipur 0h 24min audio
    7 Belief: The Greatest Obstacle
    in the Search for Truth
    5 Jun 1969 pm Udaipur 1h 0min audio
    8 Losing the Urge to Hurt Others 6 Jun 1969 am Udaipur 0h 55min audio
    9 Grasp the Knack of Meditation 6 Jun 1969 om** Udaipur 0h 57min audio
    10 The Only Goal Is Life Itself 6 Jun 1969 pm Udaipur 1h 18min audio