Ace of Clouds – Osho Zen Tarot Deck
I. The Explanation of Ace of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot
Most cards in the case of consciousness are either cartoon-like or troubled because the flow of mind in our lives is generally either ridiculous or oppressive. But the Ace of Clouds Osho zen – Consciousness card represents the vastness of the Buddha. He is so expansive he has gone even beyond the stars, and above his head is pure emptiness. He represents the consciousness of those capable of mastering the mind and using them as servants.
When you withdraw 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 the aspect of the mind – the understanding you have now is existential, whole, in harmony with the pulse of life itself. Accept and share this great gift.
II. The Energy of Ace of Clouds Osho Zen Tarot Based on Osho’s Teachings
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 word ‘no-mind’–is something beyond body and mind, something beyond everything; that no-mind is eternal. It comes into expression and goes again 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.
Source: Osho Bodhidharma, the Greatest Zen Master Chapter 5