Completion

Aug. 24th, 2011 06:23 pm
evile: (QMerry)
Zen Tarot Card



This is the way of Zen, not to say things to their completion. This has to be understood; it is a very important methodology. Not to say everything means to give an opportunity to the listener to complete it.


All answers are incomplete. The master has only given you a direction... By the time you reach the limit, you will know what is going to remain. This way, if somebody is trying to understand Zen intellectually he will fail. It is not an answer to the question but something more than the answer. It is indicating the very reality....

The buddha nature is not something far away - your very consciousness is buddha nature. And your consciousness can witness these things which constitute the world. The world will end but the mirror will remain, mirroring nothing.





Osho Joshu: The Lion's Roar Chapter 5



 


Commentary:



Here, the last piece of a jigsaw puzzle is being put into its place, the position of the third eye, the place of inner perception.


Even in the ever-changing flow of life there are moments in which we come to a point of completion. In these moments we are able to perceive the whole picture, the composite of all the small pieces that have occupied our attention for so long. In the finishing, we can either be in despair because we don't want the situation to come to an end, or we can be grateful and accepting of the fact that life is full of endings and new beginnings.


Whatever has been absorbing your time and energy is now coming to an end. In completing it, you will be clearing the space for something new to begin. Use this interval to celebrate both - the end of the old and the coming of the new.









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May. 14th, 2011 06:16 pm
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27. Healing
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Zen Tarot Card

Healing


You carry your wound. With the ego, your whole being is a wound. And
you carry it around. Nobody is interested in hurting you, nobody is
positively waiting to hurt you; everybody is engaged in safeguarding his
own wound. Who has got the energy? But still it happens, because you
are so ready to be wounded, so ready, just waiting on the brink for
anything.


You cannot touch a man of Tao. Why? - because there is no one to be
touched. There is no wound. He is healthy, healed, whole. This word whole is beautiful. The word heal comes from the whole, and the word holy also comes from the whole. He is whole, healed, holy.


Be aware of your wound. Don't help it to grow, let it be healed; and
it will be healed only when you move to the roots. The less the head,
the more the wound will heal; with no head there is no wound. Live a
headless life. Move as a total being, and accept things.


Just for twenty-four hours, try it - total acceptance, whatsoever
happens. Someone insults you, accept it; don't react, and see what
happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have
not felt before.







Osho The Empty Boat Chapter 10




Commentary:


It is a time when the deeply buried wounds of the past are coming to the surface, ready and available to be healed.

The
figure in this card is naked, vulnerable, open to the loving touch of
existence. The aura around his body is full of light, and the quality of
relaxation, caring and love that surrounds him is dissolving his
struggle and suffering. Lotuses of light appear on his physical body,
and around the subtle energy bodies that healers say surround each of
us. In each of these subtle layers appears a healing crystal or pattern.



When we are under the healing influence of the King of Water we are
no longer hiding from ourselves or others. In this attitude of openness
and acceptance we can be healed, and help others also to be healthy and
whole.



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2O APRIL WEDNESDAY


But there are always moments of self-soubt.



when your conscience works overtime
and you think you've been too harsh
or insensitive
or unfair
or too pushy
or selfish
or unempathic
or unloving
and you twist yourself into a









human pretzel


all while Venus is transiting
the last degree of Pisces
and Neptune rules.


but before long
you think,
"OH, crap. I can't drive myself crazy trying
to figure out the right thing to do."



Because when Mars takes over again
and you come back to your right mind
or you sober up
you remember
that the right thing to do




IS TO DO SOMETHING


FOR CHRISSAKES.

 


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66. Sorrow
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Sorrow


This pain is not to make you sad, remember. That's where people go on missing.... This pain is just to make you more alert--because people become alert only when the arrow goes deep into their heart and wounds them. Otherwise they don't become alert. When life is easy, comfortable, convenient, who cares? Who bothers to become alert? When a friend dies, there is a possibility. When your woman leaves you alone--those dark nights, you are lonely. You have loved that woman so much and you have staked all, and then suddenly one day she is gone. Crying in your loneliness, those are the occasions when, if you use them, you can become aware. The arrow is hurting: it can be used. The pain is not to make you miserable, the pain is to make you more aware! And when you are aware, misery disappears.



Osho Take it Easy, Volume 2 Chapter 12




Commentary:


The image is of Ananda, the cousin and disciple of Gautam Buddha. He
was at Buddha's side constantly, attending to his every need for
forty-two years. When Buddha died, the story is told that Ananda was
still at his side, weeping. The other disciples chastised him for his
misunderstanding: Buddha had died absolutely fulfilled; he should be
rejoicing. But Ananda said, "You misunderstand. I'm weeping not for him
but for myself, because for all these years I have been constantly at
his side but I have still not attained." Ananda stayed awake for the
whole night, meditating deeply and feeling his pain and sorrow. By the
morning, it is said, he was enlightened. Times of great sorrow have the
potential to be times of great transformation. But in order for
transformation to happen we must go deep, to the very roots of our
pain, and experience it as it is, without blame or self-pity.






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49. Friendliness
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Friendliness


First meditate, be blissful, then much love will happen of its own accord. Then being with others is beautiful and being alone is also beautiful. Then it is simple, too. You don't depend on others and you don't make others dependent on you. Then it is always a friendship, a friendliness. It never becomes a relationship, it is always a relatedness. You relate, but you don't create a marriage. Marriage is out of fear, relatedness is out of love. You relate; as long as things are moving beautifully, you share. And if you see that the moment has come to depart because your paths separate at this crossroad, you say good-bye with great gratitude for all that the other has been to you, for all the joys and all the pleasures and all the beautiful moments that you have shared with the other. With no misery, with no pain, you simply separate.



Osho The White Lotus Chapter 10




Commentary:


The branches of these two flowering trees are intertwined, and
their fallen petals blend together on the ground in their beautiful
colors. It is as if heaven and earth are bridged by love. But they
stand individually, each rooted in the soil in their own connection
with the earth. In this way they represent the essence of true friends,
mature, easy with each other, natural. There is no urgency about their
connection, no neediness, no desire to change the other into something
else. This card indicates a readiness to enter this quality of
friendliness. In the passage, you may notice that you are no longer
interested in all kinds of dramas and romances that other people are
engaged in. It is not a loss. It is the birth of a higher, more loving
quality born of the fullness of experience. It is the birth of a love
that is truly unconditional, without expectations or demands.


 


TAURUS


Are you being followed.? Are you under some kind of weird
surveillance by people who are after you? Take it easy.
if
you remain spiritually and ethically correct, neither your paranoid
fantasies nor your secret enemies will succeed in wiping you out. The
trick is to do the work annd don't pull any fast ones.



GEMINi


Your usntoppable desire to enjoy your new-found
independence has to fill you with a zeal you haven't felt in years.
Don't let anything move you backwards to a place you once thought you'd
never get away from . It's a little ironic, however, that as much as
you want to be totally and completely free and on your own, you have
needs, wishes and obligations of a more personal nature. They need
nurturing, too.






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18 APRIL


tension?



the socialization of primitive instincts


That's what it means when
Mars in Aries opposes Saturn in Libra


We can't go around eating each other
when we are hungry
which is just what it amounts to
when you're professionally or personally frustrated or emotionally
starving and you feel like taking out your frustrations

on the first poor jerk who passes by


or co-workers or loved ones.


If we did't have social conventions
we would go around devourinng each other
on the other hand
if we didn't keep our primitive instincts


alive and fresh
we would never take iintiative
be able to survive crisis
or
to survive or move ahead.



So does that mea you have to kiss
the most obnoxious person you know ?


Not necessarioy.


Just be polite


even if you're pissed.



 






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28 march 2011
TAURUS

Fiercely determined to carry on your daily rituals of running the machinery of life, you march along attending to your tasks, daring anyone to dare say you aren’t busy. Truth is, however, it’s not just little rebellions and deviations you need. Somehow you have to find a satisfactory balance between the drudgery of life that keeps you in control, and the search for something greater–if such a thing exists.

GEMINI

Running away and changing your name is an option, even though you know you have to stick around, deepen relationships and develop any raw talent you may have. Mercury is going retrograde again, so you can hereby claim the formal right to be noncommital, talk out of two sides of your mouth, avoid a final decision whether to run or not until such time as you are goddamned good and ready


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53. The Dream
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Zen Tarot Card

The Dream


This has been said again and again, down through the ages. All the
religious people have been saying this: "We come alone into this world,
we go alone." All togetherness is illusory. The very idea of
togetherness arises because we are alone, and the aloneness hurts. We
want to drown our aloneness in relationship.... That's why we become so
much involved in love. Try to see the point. Ordinarily you think you
have fallen in love with a woman or with a man because she is
beautiful, he is beautiful. That is not the truth. The truth is just
the opposite: you have fallen in love because you cannot be alone. You
were going to fall. You were going to avoid yourself somehow or other.
And there are people who don't fall in love with women or men--then
they fall in love with money. They start moving into money or into a
power trip, they become politicians. That too is avoiding your
aloneness. If you watch man, if you watch yourself deeply, you will be
surprised--all your activities can be reduced to one single source. The
source is that you are afraid of your aloneness. Everything else is
just an excuse. The real cause is that you find yourself very alone.



Osho Take it Easy, Volume 2 Chapter 1




Commentary:


Some enchanted evening you're going to meet your soulmate, the
perfect person who will meet all your needs and fulfill all your
dreams. Right? Wrong! This fantasy that songwriters and poets are so
fond of perpetuating has its roots in memories of the womb, where we
were so secure and "at one" with our mothers; it's no wonder we have
hankered to return to that place all our lives. But, to put it quite
brutally, it is a childish dream. And it's amazing we hang on to it so
stubbornly in the face of reality. Nobody, whether it's your current
mate or some dreamed-of partner in the future, has any obligation to
deliver your happiness on a platter--nor could they even if they wanted
to. Real love comes not from trying to solve our neediness by depending
on another, but by developing our own inner richness and maturity. Then
we have so much love to give that we naturally draw lovers towards us.





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45. Traveling
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Traveling


Life is a continuity always and always. There is no final
destination it is going towards. Just the pilgrimage, just the journey
in itself is life, not reaching to some point, no goal--just dancing
and being in pilgrimage, moving joyously, without bothering about any
destination. What will you do by getting to a destination? Nobody has
asked this, because everybody is trying to have some destination in
life. But the implications... If you really reach the destination of
life, then what? Then you will look very embarrassed. Nowhere to
go...you have reached to the final destination--and in the journey you
have lost everything. You had to lose everything. So standing naked at
the final destination, you will look all around like an idiot: what was
the point? You were hurrying so hard, and you were worrying so hard,
and this is the outcome.



Osho Rinzai: Master of the Irrational Chapter 7




Commentary:


The tiny figure moving on the path through this beautiful landscape
is not concerned about the goal. He or she knows that the journey is
the goal, the pilgrimage itself is the sacred place. Each step on the
path is important in itself. When this card appears in a reading, it
indicates a time of movement and change. It may be a physical movement
from one place to the next, or an inner movement from one way of being
to another. But whatever the case, this card promises that the going
will be easy and will bring a sense of adventure and growth; there is
no need to struggle or plan too much. The Traveling card also reminds
us to accept and embrace the new, just as when we travel to another
country with a different culture and environment than the one we are
accustomed to. This attitude of openness and acceptance invites new
friends and experiences into our lives.




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weekend 25 march 11



There are all kinds of relationships.

You’ve got to know and accept that from the very beginning.
And it’s unwise to get stuck with the notion in your head about what

romance is supposed to be, how bonds are supposed to be established and relationships kept fresh and alive.


The biggest mistake you can make is to think that someone else has
to respond exactly the way you do. Besides being manipulative and
narcissistic, it’s just not realistic to think that the object of your
affection (or obsession) is going to be able to read your mind and give
you back just what you want when you want it.



People have all kinds of thoughts, fears and wishes going on inside
their brains, not to mention the swirling currents of emotion that
sweep through them day and night.


When Venus and Neptune come together as they are right now,
love is definitely in the air. BUT IT IS NEITHER TRADITIONAL NOR CONVENTIONAL.


This is love on a higher, different plane.
It doesn’t care whether you are single or married.
It’s a kind of bond that transcends all definition.


See if you can give it without waiting to see what you get back.


Just for a couple of days.

evile: (Knight & his Lady)



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6. The Lovers

 






Zen Tarot Card

The Lovers


These three things are to be taken note of: the lowest love is sex -
it is physical - and the highest refinement of love is compassion. Sex
is below love, compassion is above love; love is exactly in the middle.



Very few people know what love is. Ninety-nine percent of people,
unfortunately, think sexuality is love - it is not. Sexuality is very
animal; it certainly has the potential of growing into love, but it is
not actual love, only a potential....


If you become aware and alert, meditative, then sex can be
transformed into love. And if your meditativeness becomes total,
absolute, love can be transformed into compassion. Sex is the seed,
love is the flower, compassion is the fragrance.


Buddha has defined compassion as love plus meditation. When your
love is not just a desire for the other, when your love is not only a
need, when your love is a sharing, when your love is not that of a
beggar but an emperor, when your love is not asking for something in
return but is ready only to give - to give for the sheer joy of giving
- then add meditation to it and the pure fragrance is released. That is
compassion; compassion is the highest phenomenon.



Osho Zen, Zest, Zip, Zap and Zing Chapter 3




Commentary:


What we call love is really a whole spectrum of relating, reaching
from the earth to the sky. At the most earthy level, love is sexual
attraction. Many of us remain stuck there, because our conditioning has
burdened our sexuality with all kinds of expectations and repressions.
Actually the biggest "problem" with sexual love is that it never lasts.
Only if we accept this fact can we then really celebrate it for what it
is - welcome its happening, and say good-bye with gratitude when it's
not.


Then, as we mature, we can begin to experience the love that exists
beyond sexuality and honors the unique individuality of the other. We
begin to understand that our partner often functions as a mirror,
reflecting unseen aspects of our deeper self and supporting us to
become whole.


This love is based in freedom, not expectation or need. Its wings
take us higher and higher towards the universal love that experiences
all as one.



evile: (QThinking)


TAURUS

It’s unusual to feel so overwhelmed. You have always coped so well with the worldly matters. You handle the grind of work day at a time. Your body is strong enough to endure any health crisis, and you usually know how to deal whenever a conflict arises between your appetites and your conscience. Now that your entire world has changed, you need extra time to run away and hide. Your siblings can’t be blamed for everything, can they?

GEMINI
Even if you have seven hundred and eighty-two gazillion dollars now and are financially secure enough to give the finger to everybody who even dares to hassle you, you can’t be totally completely one hundred percent independent now. For one thing, inflation could flatten out your bank account. Just kidding. But you either have kids to look after or your own need for love, which isn’t just about wealth. You just have to spread it around—love AND money.








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71. The Miser
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Zen Tarot Card

The Miser


The moment you become miserly you are closed to the basic phenomenon
of life: expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things,
you have missed the target--you have missed. Because things are not the
target, you, your innermost being, is the target--not a beautiful
house, but a beautiful you; not much money, but a rich you; not many
things, but an open being, available to millions of things.



Osho Ancient Music in the Pines Chapter 2




Commentary:


This woman has created a fortress around herself, and she is
clinging to all the possessions she thinks are her treasures. In fact
she has accumulated so much stuff with which to adorn
herself--including the feathers and furs of living creatures--that she
has made herself ugly in the effort. This card challenges us to look at
what we are clinging to, and what we feel we possess that is so
valuable it needs to be protected by a fortress. It needn't be a big
bank balance or a box full of jewels--it could be something as simple
as sharing our time with a friend, or taking the risk of expressing our
love to another. Like a well that is sealed up and becomes stagnant
from disuse, our treasures become tarnished and worthless if we refuse
to share them. Whatever you're holding on to, remember that you can't
take it with you. Loosen your grip and feel the freedom and
expansiveness sharing can bring.









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61. Postponement
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Zen Tarot Card

Postponement


Postponement is simply stupid. Tomorrow you will also have to
decide, so why not today? And do you think that tomorrow you will be
wiser than today? Do you think that tomorrow you will be livelier than
today? Do you think that tomorrow you will be younger than today,
fresher than today? Tomorrow you will be older, your courage will be
less; tomorrow you will be more experienced, your cunningness will be
more; tomorrow death will come closer--you will start wavering and
being more afraid. Never postpone for the tomorrow. And who knows?
Tomorrow may come or may not come. If you have to decide you have to
decide right now. Dr. Vogel, the dentist, finished his examination on a
pretty young patient. "Miss Baseman," he said, "I'm afraid I'm going to
have to pull out your wisdom teeth!" "Oh, my!" exclaimed the girl. "I'd
rather have a baby!" "Well," said Dr. Vogel, "could you make up your
mind so that I can adjust the chair?" Make up your mind. Don't go on
postponing infinitely.



Osho Dang Dang Doko Dang Chapter 8




Commentary:


The woman in this picture is living in a gray landscape, full of
unreal, cut-out clouds. Through the window frame she can see colors and
light and aliveness, and although she would like to move through the
frame--as we can see by the rainbow colors appearing in her
garment--she can't quite manage to do it. There is still too much
'what-if?' activity in her mind. Tomorrow never comes, they say, but no
matter how often it is said, it seems that most of us tend to forget
the truth of it. In fact, the one and only result of postponing things
is a dull and depressing feeling of incompletion and 'stuck-ness'
today. The relief and expansiveness you will feel once you put aside
all the dithering thoughts that are preventing you from acting now will
make you wonder why you ever waited so long.




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44. Stress
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Stress


All private goals are neurotic. The essential man comes to know, to
feel, "I am not separate from the whole, and there is no need to seek
and search for any destiny on my own. Things are happening, the world
is moving--call it God...he is doing things. They are happening of
their own accord. There is no need for me to make any struggle, any
effort; there is no need for me to fight for anything. I can relax and
be." The essential man is not a doer. The accidental man is a doer. The
accidental man is, of course, then in anxiety, tension, stress,
anguish, continuously sitting on a volcano. It can erupt any moment,
because he lives in a world of uncertainty and believes as if it is
certain. This creates tension in his be-ing: he knows deep down that
nothing is certain.



Osho A Sudden Clash of Thunder Chapter 3




Commentary:


How many people do you know who, just when they were completely
overloaded, with too many projects, too many "balls in the air", have
suddenly come down with the flu, or taken a fall and ended up on
crutches? That's just the sort of "bad timing" the little monkey with
the pin in his hand is about to impose on the "one-man-band" pictured
here! The quality of stress represented by this card visits all of us
at times, but perfectionists are particularly vulnerable to it. We
create it ourselves, with the idea that without us nothing will
happen--especially in the way we want it to! Well, what makes you think
you're so special? Do you think the sun won't rise in the morning
unless you personally set the alarm? Go for a walk, buy some flowers,
and fix yourself a spaghetti dinner--anything 'unimportant' will do.
Just put yourself out of that monkey's reach!

evile: (QThinking)
TAURUS

Of course you don’t know who you are any more.! How could you? Everything that sustained your illusion and public image seems to have fallen apart. You have to admit you were tired of carrying the burden and the responsibility and playing the role of" being somebody" by maintaining and identity that no longer suits you. Sometimes the chaos you fear and dread before it overtakes you, can turn out to be refreshing and liberating. All will be revealed.


GEMINI

As much as you long for an intimate and deep connection, you can’t continue the political game any more. A major planetary motion now demands that you no longer dress for success, but hack out a new path on an uncharted road. If you still have a contribution to make in this world, you have to make a break with tradition to do it. Resistance to a change of this magnitude is futile. Even if it scares you bananas, financially or otherwise, you need more freedom.


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35. Abundance








Zen Tarot Card

Abundance


In the East people have condemned the body, condemned matter, called
matter "illusory," maya - it does not really exist, it only appears to
exist; it is made of the same stuff as dreams are made of. They denied
the world, and that is the reason for the East remaining poor, sick, in
starvation.


Half of humanity has been accepting the inner world but denying the
outer world. The other half of humanity has been accepting the material
world and denying the inner world. Both are half, and no man who is
half can be contented. You have to be whole: rich in the body, rich in
science; rich in meditation, rich in consciousness. Only a whole person
is a holy person, according to me.


I want Zorba and Buddha to meet together. Zorba alone is hollow.
His dance has not an eternal significance, it is momentary pleasure.
Soon he will be tired of it. Unless you have inexhaustible sources,
available to you from the cosmos itself...unless you become
existential, you cannot become whole. This is my contribution to
humanity: the whole person.





Osho Communism and Zen Fire, Zen Wind Chapter 2




Commentary:


This Dionysian character is the very picture of a whole man, a
"Zorba the Buddha" who can drink wine, dance on the beach and sing in
the rain, and at the same time enjoy the depths of understanding and
wisdom that belong to the sage. In one hand he holds a lotus, showing
that he respects and contains within himself the grace of the feminine.
His exposed chest (an open heart) and relaxed belly show that he is at
home with his masculinity as well, utterly self-contained. The four
elements of earth, fire, water and sky all conjunct at the King of
Rainbows who sits atop the book of the wisdom of life.


If you are a woman, the King of Rainbows brings the support of your
own male energies into your life, a union with the soul mate within.
For a man, this card represents a time of breaking through the
conventional male stereotypes and allowing the fullness of the whole
human being to shine forth.







evile: (QThinking)


24. Sharing








Zen Tarot Card

Sharing


As you move above to the fourth center - that is the heart - your
whole life becomes a sharing of love. The third center has created the
abundance of love. By reaching to the third center in meditation, you
have become so overflowing with love, with compassion, and you want to
share. It happens at the fourth center, the heart.


That's why even in the ordinary world people think love comes out
of the heart. For them it is just hearsay, they have heard it; they
don't know it because they have never reached to their heart. But the
meditator finally reaches to the heart. As he has reached to the center
of his being - the third center - suddenly an explosion of love and
compassion and joy and blissfulness and benediction has arisen in him
with such a force that it hits his heart and opens the heart. The heart
is just in the middle of all your seven centers - three centers below,
three centers above. You have come exactly to the middle.



Osho The Search: Talks on the Ten Bulls of Zen Chapter2




Commentary:


The Queen of Fire is so rich, so much a queen, that she can afford
to give. It doesn't even occur to her to take inventories or to put
something aside for later. She dispenses her treasures without limits,
welcoming all and sundry to partake of the abundance, fertility and
light that surrounds her.


When you draw this card, it suggests that you too are in a
situation where you have an opportunity to share your love, your joy
and your laughter. And in sharing, you find that you feel even more
full.

There is no need to go anywhere or to make any special
effort. You find that you can enjoy sensuality without possessiveness
or attachment, can give birth to a child or to a new project with an
equal sense of creativity fulfilled.


Everything around you seems to be "coming together" now. Enjoy it,
ground yourself in it, and let the abundance in you and around you
overflow.







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47. Suppression
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Zen Tarot Card

Suppression


In Sanskrit the name is alaya vigyan, the house where you go on
throwing into the basement things that you want to do but you cannot,
because of social conditions, culture, civilization. But they go on
collecting there, and they affect your actions, your life, very
indirectly. Directly, they cannot face you--you have forced them into
darkness, but from the dark side they go on influencing your behavior.
They are dangerous, it is dangerous to keep all those inhibitions
inside you. It is possible that these are the things that come to a
climax when a person goes insane. Insanity is nothing but all these
suppressions coming to a point where you cannot control them anymore.
But madness is acceptable, while meditation is not--and meditation is
the only way to make you absolutely sane.



Osho The Great Zen Master Ta Hui Chapter 11




Commentary:


The figure on this card is quite literally "all tied up in knots".
His light still shines within, but he has repressed his own vitality
trying to meet so many demands and expectations. He has given up all
his own power and vision in return for being accepted by the very same
forces that have imprisoned him. The danger of suppressing one's
natural energy in this way is apparent in the cracks of a volcanic
eruption about to take place around the edges of the image. The real
message of the card is to find a healing outlet for this potential
explosion. It is essential to find a way to release whatever tensions
and stresses might be building up inside you right now. Beat on a
pillow, jump up and down, go out into the wilderness and scream at the
empty sky--anything to shake up your energy and allow it to circulate
freely. Don't wait for a catastrophe to happen.




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46. Exhaustion
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Zen Tarot Card

Exhaustion


A man who lives through conscience becomes hard. A man who lives
through consciousness remains soft. Why?--because a man who has some
ideas about how to live, naturally becomes hard. He has continuously to
carry his character around himself. That character is like an armor;
his protection, his security; his whole life is invested in that
character. And he always reacts to situations through the character,
not directly. If you ask him a question, his answer is ready-made. That
is the sign of a hard person--he is dull, stupid, mechanical. He may be
a good computer, but he is not a man. You do something and he reacts in
a well- established way. His reaction is predictable; he is a robot.
The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him a question, your
question gets a response, not a reaction. He opens his heart to your
question, exposes himself to your question, responds to it....



Osho Take it Easy, Volume 1 Chapter 13




Commentary:


This is the portrait of one whose whole life energy has been
depleted in his efforts to keep fueling the enormous and ridiculous
machine of self-importance and productivity. He has been so busy
"keeping it all together" and "making sure everything runs smoothly",
that he has forgotten to really rest. No doubt he can't allow himself
to be playful. To abandon his duty for a trip to the beach could mean
the whole structure might come tumbling down. The message of this card
is not just about being a workaholic, though. It is about all the ways
in which we set up safe but unnatural routines for ourselves and, by
doing so, keep the chaotic and spontaneous away from our doors. Life
isn't a business to be managed, it's a mystery to be lived. It's time
to tear up the time-card, break out of the factory, and take a little
trip into the uncharted. Your work can flow more smoothly from a
relaxed state of mind.



from http://www.osho.com/magazine/tarot/CardSingleNew.cfm

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TAURUS

As strong and stable as you have always been (some people would say rigid and controlling), it’s amazing how emotionally vulnerable and exposed you can feel. When your position shifts, when authority is challenged, support withdrawn and the whole political scene switches dramatically and suddenly, you come to realize the absurd fragility of a life style you believed was forever not to mention the stability you have painstakingly built.


GEMINI

When it finally dawns on you that the regime you’ve lived by is completely and totally insane, you have a few major choices to make. You ca go on pretending that everything was wonderful. Momma was great. Daddy was a doll, and your current position in life, precarious as it may be, and the choices you have made none of it has anything do with your childhood. You can’t do anything about the past, but the present and future are up for grabs.

from: http://www.wheresthemoon.com/fish.html

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from [livejournal.com profile] madame_mage: What Tarot Card are You?Read more... )

awesome!!

Dec. 18th, 2008 08:17 am
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The Housewives Tarot!
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I especially love The Sun.

Here's the rest of the Major Arcana.

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