A friend asked about what the existence of darkness in the universe is, and that it's white light instead of darkness. And I said if the universe was only white, how can you see all the planets or a person next to you and why does the light gives light in the dark. Is it black that is first or white light?
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In Suhrawardis philosophy, light is the foundation of all being. This is a development on Al-Ghazalis Niche of all Lights, which takes as central a famous verse in the Qu'ran. The proximity or distance from the light of lights determines the ontic light reality of all beings. Reality proceeds from the light of lights, and unfolds via the first light and all subsequent lights whose exponentially increasing interactions brings about the phenomenal world.
In this view, we are akin to shards of transparent glass through which the light of lights illuminates and refracts into all the colours of being.
In general relativity's solution to Olbers' paradox, the darkness can be interpreted as "the increasing separation between us and everything else."
Everywhere you look there is some light, but we see it dimmer now... so dimly that we just kind of call it "background": the cosmic microwave background.