THE CREATOR – King of Fire
“He is not separate from existence. So he is dancing with the trees in the wind, and he is dancing with the stars, and he is dancing with the whole. He is not separate anymore.”
Osho writing about Buddha
|The Creator||King of Fire|
|Conventional Tarot||King of Wands|
|Zen Tarot Meaning and distinctions||Energy – Action – Response|
Energy This is the energy of your inner being. This is a cool, creative energy not like the destructive energy you may see in your outer world experience. You are not burned by this enriching, creative energy of life. You are in a dialogue of existence. Fear is the enemy of life’s energy. When you become self-aware you discover your energy and it yearns to express, evolve, emerge.
Action Action is the expression of energy with no goal, no reason or utility, no means to an end and no result or outcome is desired. Action is expression of energy “in the flow” where who you are being is given by the expression as in art, poetry, dance, pure joy and beauty and not some purpose. Action is distinct from Activity which is an outer worldly mind construction, a technical expression or planned and measured to achieve something, reach a goal or result. Action is delightful energy, joy, and freedom. Activity is suffering and constraint because it never satisfies.
Response Response is unplanned Action. Reaction is planned, measured, and tied to Activity – which is a mind construction. Reaction is always rooted in your thoughts and past-based experience while Response is immediate, spontaneous, and comes from your inner being as expression of Action. Energy – Action – Response is not bound to some memory of what you should do or something unrelated that you think is similar but is an expression of your True Authentic Self.
From TAROT in the Spirit of Zen – The Game of Life by OSHO.
Tarot cards and readings have been around for a dozen centuries or so, but unique among the Tarot is the Osho Zen Tarot. What’s unique is what it reveals about our human nature. Zen Tarot doesn’t predict the future (because Zen is only concerned with the present) but it does reveal your “almost certain future” because it helps you see who you are being in the present.