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The Dark Night Of Unknowing

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The Dark Night Of Unknowing

The Dark Night Of Unknowing

Series: Dark Nights And New Dawns

Speaker: Brian Zahnd


In the Bible the new day doesn’t begin at sunrise or at midnight, but at sunset. Thus, for example, the Jewish Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday. In the Jewish way of thinking each new day begins with new darkness. This is counterintuitive. The new day does not begin by being able to see, the new day begins with being unable to see. Dark nights come before new dawns. Spiritual progress does not begin with the bright day of knowing; spiritual progress begins with the dark night of unknowing.