Monday, July 26, 2010

This thing called darkness

It's strange. How darkness is misunderstood by people. Darkness is synonymous with ignorance. It also is the colour of sadness (depressed grey is nothing but a shade of black) As we are all aware black colour absorbs all the visual radiation and hence appears black. The moon also pulsates from a full moon to new moon. (Poornima and Amavasi)

Stay away from darkness, some people say. True - Because knowledge about the same is not available easily. But there is a rhyme and reason to this phenomenon also. The dark side of the moon is nothing but the face that we cannot see. There is no dark side to the Sun. Because the sun is full of knowledge. – No ignorance.

All stars emit knowledge, which in colloquial parlance is light. It's very easy to fall into a depression where the sadness is much attenuated. But think of all those people who have been depressed. I'm not just talking about people who take anti-depressants but all of us – we have all experienced a saddening moment in our life.

Even the Budhha (Gautama Siddhartha) felt sad when he saw misery around him. Death (Joe Black) does not take us to dark worlds. It carries us towards more light – a planet of lights where we get to learn better. Maybe on that planet there is no night. Whatever it may be, embrace death as your best friend.

Your angel is waiting to take you away.

To better worlds …


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