Consciousness (Osho Zen Tarot)

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Most of the cards in this suit of the mind are either cartoon-like or troubled, because the influence of the mind in our lives is generally either ridiculous or oppressive. But this card of Consciousness shows a vast Buddha figure. He is so expansive he has gone beyond the stars, and above his head is pure emptiness. 

He represents the consciousness that is available to all who become a master of the mind and can use it as the servant it meant to be. When you choose this card, it means that there is a crystal clarity available right now, detached, rooted in the deep stillness that lies at the core of your being. 

There is no desire to understand from the perspective of the mind - the understanding you have now is existential, whole, in harmony with the pulse of life itself. Accept this great gift and share it.

We come from the unknown and we go on moving into the unknown. We will come again; we have been here thousands of times, and we will be here thousands of times. Our essential being is immortal but our body, our embodiment, is mortal. Our frame in which we are, our houses, the body, the mind, they are made of material things. They will get tired, they will get old, they will die. 

But your consciousness, for which Bodhidharma uses the word "no-mind" - Gautam Buddha has also used the world "no-mind" - is something beyond body and mind, something beyond everything; that no-mind is eternal. It comes into expression and goes against into the unknown. 

This movement from the unknown to the known, and from the known to the unknown, continues for eternity unless somebody becomes enlightened. Then that is his last life; then this flower will not come back again. This flower that has become aware of itself need not come back to life because life is nothing but a school in which to learn. He has learned the lesson, he is now beyond delusions. He will move from the known for the first time not into the unknown, but into the unknowable.  


No-Thought for the Day (Osho) 

"Mind is repetitive, mind always moves in circle. Mind is a mechanism: you feed it with knowledge, it repeats the same knowledge, it goes on chewing the same knowledge again and again. No-mind is clarity, purity, innocence. No-mind is the real way to live, the real way to know, the real way to be."