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Past Lives
The child can become conscious only if in his past life he has meditated enough, has
created enough meditative energy to fight with the darkness that death brings. One
simply is lost in an oblivion and then suddenly finds a new womb and forgets
completely about the old body. There is a discontinuity. This darkness, this
unconsciousness creates the discontinuity.

The East has been working hard to penetrate these barriers. And ten thousand
years' work has not been in vain. Everybody can penetrate to the past life, or many
past lives. But for that you have to go deeper into your meditation, for two reasons:
unless you go deeper, you cannot find the door to another life; secondly, you have
to be deeper in meditation because if you find the door of another life, a flood of
events will come into the mind. It is hard enough even to carry one life....

Osho Hyakujo: The Everest of Zen Chapter 7

Commentary:

The hands of existence form the shape of the female genitals, the opening of the
cosmic mother. Revealed within are many images, faces from other times.

While it might be entertaining to fantasize about famous past lives, it is just a
distraction. The real point is to see and understand the karmic patterns of our lives,
and their roots in an endless repetitive cycle that traps us in unconscious behavior.

The two rainbow lizards on either side represent knowing and not-knowing. They are
the guardians of the unconscious, making sure that we are prepared for a vision
that might otherwise be shattering.

This will be a crucifixion of the persona. . He seems to be having a playful communication with the praying mantis on his finger. 19. the personality. your identity. There is a sense of grace surrounding him. Innocence Zen says that if you drop knowledge . but not childish. and understanding the function of karma in our lives is not something that can be grasped at will.A glimpse into the eternity of our existence is a gift. The pink flowers cascading around him represent a time of letting go. the events in your life are trying to show you a pattern as ancient as the journey of your own soul. as if he is at home with himself and with what life has brought. You will become a child again. This is a wake-up call.and within knowledge everything is included. reborn. But the innocence of a life lived fully has a quality of wisdom and acceptance of the ever-changing wonder of life. everything.if you drop all that has been given by others. It will be replaced by mistrust and doubt as the child grows and learns that the world can be a dangerous and threatening place. because this has been given to you by others . relaxation and sweetness. you will have a totally different quality to your being: innocence. but ignorant. Osho Dang Dang Doko Dang Chapter 7 Commentary: The old man in this card radiates a childlike delight in the world. a reflection of his own qualities. The innocence of children is beautiful. and there will be a resurrection of your innocence. The innocence that comes from a deep experience of life is childlike. as if the two of them are the greatest friends. They are a response to his presence. your name.