Inner darkness which we
Inner darkness, which we call ignorance, is the root of suffering. The more inner light that comes, the more darkness will diminish.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“… without darkness, nothing comes to birth, as without light, nothing flowers.” – May Sarton
In the Buddhist context, light is particularly associated with wisdom and knowledge; darkness is associated with ignorance and a state of mis-knowledge. The metaphor of light is a common image in all the major religious traditions.
Suffering originates from various causes and conditions. But the root cause of our pain and suffering lies in our own ignorant and undisciplined state of mind.
“The darkness has passed and now the sunshine.” -The Sheik (1921)
According to the Vedas, there are two ways of passing from this world–one in the light and one in darkness. When one passes in light, he does not come back; but when one passes in darkness, he returns. (8.26)
The truth of suffering is that we experience many different types of suffering. The three categories are: suffering of suffering-this refers to things such as headaches; suffering of change-this is related to the feeling of restlessness after being comfortable; and all-pervasive suffering that acts as the basis of the first two categories and is under the control of karma and the disturbing mind.
The ignorance, arrogance, and obstinacy of certain individuals have been at the root of the tragedies of history.
Selfishness of mind causes ignorance, anger, and passion â€” which are at the root of all the troubles of the world.