To be total a man has to be both, the roots and the flowers…..OSHO
Darkness has something beautiful about it, it has depth. Light is always shallow because light is always defined. Darkness is undefined, unbounded. Light makes every- thing de-mystified, and the moment things are de-mystified they lose all beauty.
Darkness mystifies everything. It makes everything look tremendously enchanting, wonderful; it creates the mysterious. Darkness is also of immense value, because to grow the seed has to go into the dark soil, and to grow the child has to go into the darkness of the mother's womb.
Everything grows in darkness, all energies grow in darkness. Only when they have become mature can they come into the light, otherwise not.
Love also grows in darkness. One day it comes into the world of light, but the roots always remain in the dark; only the flowers come into the light.
To be total a man has to be both, the roots and the flowers. He has to be both rooted in deep darkness and yet looking at the farthest star. In that totality is benediction, that totality is benediction.