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Darkness and Light | The Wise Magazine
In the Egyptian Museum of Cairo, there is a statue I like very much. It depicts Pharaoh Ramses III standing between Horus to the left and Seth to the right. Both gods are canonizing the pharaoh, who faces neither to the left nor to the right. The same image of Seth and Horus adorns the walls of many different pharaoh temples. Seth symbolizes the darkness, while Horus represents the light. The Ancient Egyptians accorded the same respect to Seth as they did to Horus. Likewise, the temple of Besakih, the biggest temple in Bali, is dedicated to Shiva, the Destroyer. The ancient civilizations did not deny darkness. They did not try to shun or avoid it. They accepted its presence and embraced it, because they knew true light would then emerge from it. It's just like the reply I received in Bali when I asked why almost all the temples were dedicated to Shiva: "It's to embrace darkness in order to reveal the light within it." Let me ask you what lies beneath all those spiritual exercises we
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