Tools for self-discovery
Cards and Book For Insight and Renewal
The cards of the Osho Transformation Tarot are tools for self-discovery. Each card points the way to an opening for renewal and change that is available to each of us if we can only learn to become more aware of our own hidden potential. Each parable contains a priceless insight that provokes us to search for the truth within ourselves, and nourish it with the gift of our own awareness.
Osho’s stories coming from Zen, Sufism, Buddha, Jesus…
The source of these cards and their accompanying text lies in the eternal thread that unites all of the world’s great wisdom traditions. Stories from the ecstatic path of the Sufis are matched by the earthy parables of Zen; the passion and love of Jesus is complemented by the purity and wisdom of the Buddha. And because the profound truths of these great traditions are contained in simple stories and parables, they go deep into our hearts. We can remember them easily, and see them reflected in the events of our everyday lives. As we come to know and understand the characters in each story we can see their sorrows and their joys as mirrors of our own. Slowly, we begin to unravel all the inner “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts” that have governed us up to now.
Discovering the Open Space in Ourselves
And once we have freed ourselves of this burden we discover the open inner space that is the soil where real transformation takes root and grows.
The Osho Transformation Tarot can be used in a number of ways. You can choose one card and read the accompanying story as a theme for contemplation during the day. Or, you can arrange several cards in any of the simple layouts suggested in this book, to gain insight into a particular life question that is facing you right now.
Osho Transformation Tarot Nederlands
Kaarten en Boek voor Inzicht en Vernieuwing
Het ‘Osho Transformation Tarot’ bevat 60 geïllustreerde kaarten en een boek.
Dit deck is het eerste Tarot spel dat, geïnspireerd door Osho’s visie, gecreëerd is. Het is daarom een klassieker maar het heeft telkens moderne updates ondergaan.
Het was inmiddels geruime tijd niet meer verkrijgbaar, maar nu is het er weer.
Osho is een Master story teller. En het boek bevat dan ook veel parabels die ontleend zijn aan de oudste wijsgerige stromingen van onze aarde, zoals Zen, Boeddha, het Taoïsme, Tantra. De
prachtig geïllustreerde kaarten helpen bij onze spirituele ontwikkeling. Ze bieden inzicht in onze levenssituaties en de uitdagingen waarmee we te maken krijgen. Het is een bijzonder mooi instrument voor doorgaande transformatie.
Het Osho Transformation Tarot is verkrijgbaar bij de boekhandel.
Impressie van het Osho Transformation Tarot
card 29. Gratefulness – A Night Without Lodging
The moment one is capable of feeling grateful for both pain and pleasure, without any distinction, without any choice, simply feeling grateful for whatsoever is given… Because if it is given by God, it must have a reason in it. We may like it, we may not like it, but it must be needed for our growth. Winter and summer are both needed for growth. Once this idea settles in the heart, then each moment of life is of gratitude.
Let this become your meditation and prayer: thank God every moment — for laughter, for tears, for everything. Then you will see a silence arising in your heart that you have not known before. That is bliss.
The first thing is to accept life as it is. Accepting it, desires disappear. Accepting life as it is, tensions disappear, discontent disappears; accepting it as it is, one starts feeling very joyful — and for no reason at all! When joy has a reason, it is not going to last long. When joy is without any reason, it is going to be there forever.
It happened in the life of a very famous Zen woman, her name was Rengetsu…. Very few women have attained to the Zen ultimate. This one is one of those rare women.
She was on a pilgrimage and she came to a village at sunset and begged for lodging for the night, but the villagers slammed their doors. They were against Zen. Zen is so revolutionary, so utterly rebellious, that it is very difficult to accept it. By accepting it you are going to be transformed; by accepting it you will be passing through a fire, you will never be the same again. Traditional people have always been against all that it true in religion. Tradition is all that is untrue in religion. So those must have been traditional Buddhists in the town, and they didn’t allow this woman to stay in the town; they threw her out.
It was a cold night, and the old woman with no lodging… and hungry. She had to make her shelter underneath a cherry tree in the fields. It was really cold, and she could not sleep well. And it was dangerous too — wild animals and all. At midnight she awoke — because of too much cold — and saw, in the night sky, the fully-opened cherry blossoms laughing to the misty moon. Overcome with the beauty, she got up and bowed down in the direction of the village, with these words:
Through their kindness
in refusing me lodging
I found myself beneath the blossoms
on the night of this misty moon.
She feels grateful. With great gratitude she thanks those people who refused her lodging; otherwise she would be sleeping under an ordinary roof and she would have missed this blessing — these cherry blossoms, and this whispering with the misty moon, and this silence of the night, this utter silence of the night. She is not angry, she accepts it. Not only accepts it, welcomes it — she feels grateful.
One becomes a buddha the moment one accepts all that life brings, with gratitude.
“If you have looked meditatvely at the Tarot card… And they are cards to be meditated upon; they are old secret methods of meditation. The Fool is standing on the cliff, one foot dangling, hanging over the cliff – and he is not aware, and he is looking at the stars and he is very happy. His head must be full of dreams. And he is carrying four sacred symbols on his back, and he is not aware what they are. he is not even aware that he is carrying four secret symbols on his back. These are the four secret symbols: the jungle, the forest, the garden, the home…”
Osho The Path of Love Talk #3, Osho Transformation Tarot