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This boxed deck includes a 192-page book and 60 color illustrated tarot cards.
The Osho Transformation Tarot contains parables and teaching
stories from the world’s greatest wisdom traditions – including
Zen, Buddhism, Sufism, Tantra, Tao, and Christian and Jewish
This book, and the accompanying 60 beautiful cards illustrating the stories, help the reader toward a better understanding of their true feelings and insights about a given situation.
• Compassion – Jesus overturns the tables of the money-changers and teaches us about the qualities of true compassion.
• That Which Never Dies – A little-known story from the life of
Buddha, and how he answers a plea from a grieving mother to bring her child back to life.
• Imitation – an uncompromising Zen parable about the
importance of honoring and developing one’s own unique individuality.
• Work – A Sufi story advises, “Trust in Allah … but tether your
The book includes suggestions for a variety of simple card
readings. Osho’s insights offer the reader new dimensions of
understanding and transformation.
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.
Throughout the centuries, the mystics and sages have used parables
as a way to help us more easily remember and reflect on the deepest
secrets of life. Osho is a master storyteller of our times, who has
an uncommon knack for bringing the timeless wisdom of ancient
parables right into the 21st century, in a way that gives us immediate and practical insight into the realities of contemporary life.
Osho is a contemporary mystic whose life and teachings have influenced millions of people of all ages, and from all walks of life. The Sunday Times in London named Osho as one of the "1,000 Makers of the 20th Century". His often provocative and challenging teachings generate today more and more interest and his readership is dramatically expanding around the world in more than 50 languages.
Table of Contents
USING THE CARDS 9
THE CARDS 1. No-Mind 16 The Ultimate and the Inexpressible 2. Communion 18 Harmony Without and Within 3. Enlightenment 20 Why the Buddha Waits at the Gate of Paradise 4. Sincerity 22 Bodhidharma’s Search for a Disciple 5. The Ultimate Accident 24 Chiyono and her Bucket of Water 67. Greed / Beyond Greed 26 A Parable of Ambition and Hurry 8. Disciplehood 28 The Many Teachers of Junnaid 9. The Greatest Miracle 32 On the Temptations of Spiritual Powers 10. Worth 34 On the virtues of uselessness 11. Recognition 36 The Master, the Gardener, and the Guest 12. Questioning 38 The Professor and his Thirst for Answers 13. Dropping Knowledge 40 Naropa’s Haunting Vision 14. Authenticity 42 Milarepa and the False Teacher 15. Alertness 44 The Sudden Death of Ekido’s Disciple 16. Imitation 46 Gutei’s Finger Pointing to the One 17. A Cup of Tea 48 Bodhidharma’s eyelids and the origins of tea 18. Meditation 50 On which side of your umbrella did you leave your shoes? 19. Remaining Centered 52 The monk and the prostitute 20. Ego 54 The woman and the river crossing 21. Conscience 56 Mary Magdalene and the Priceless Perfume 22. The Foolish Heart 58 The Crazy Wisdom of Francis of Assisi 23. Prayer 60 Love and the Law of Moses 24. Misuse of Power 62 How Vivekananda Lost His Key 25. Light on the Path 64 The Philosopher, the Mystic and the Thunderstorm 26. Uniqueness 66 Beyond Superiority and Inferiority 27. Blessings in Disguise 68 The Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Villager 28. Self-Acceptance 70 Heart’s-Ease in the King’s Garden 29. Gratefulness 72 A Night Without Lodging 30. That Which Never Dies 74 The Grieving Mother and the Mustard Seeds 31. Detachment 76 Hakuin and the Infant Child 32. Beyond the Small Family 78 No one is my mother ” 33. Renewal 80 The Heritage of the Buddha 34. Anger 86 The Monk with the Ungovernable Temper 35. Mastery of Moods 88 The Secret of the Ring 36.37. The Gates of Hell / The Gates of Heaven 92 The Samurai’s Pride 38. Transmutation 96 Atisha’s Heart Meditation 39. Energy 98 The Man with a Garland of Fingers 40. Wholeness 102 Just an ordinary needle will do ” 41. Failure 104 The Open Secret of Real Success 42. Worry 106 The Old Woman on the Bus 43. Wishful Thinking 108 The Parable of the Wish-fulfilling Tree 44. Desire 110 The Magical Begging Bowl 45. Living Totally 112 Alexander the Great Meets Diogenes 46. The Quest 114 Searching for the House of God 47. Hope 116 Lost in the jungle 48. Challenge 118 The Parable of the Farmer and the Wheat 49. Love 120 The King’s Challenge to His Three Sons 50. Compassion 122 Jesus and the Money-changers 51. Dropping the Past 124 Let the dead bury the dead” 52. Repentance 126 When Shibli Threw the Rose 53. Play 128 Krishna’s Challenge to Arjuna 54. Single-Pointedness 130 Saraha and the Arrowsmith Woman 55. Sex 132 The Circle of Mahamudra 56. Devotion 134 Meera’s Temple Dance 57. Intelligence 136 Rabia and the Riddle of the Lost Needle 58. Doing 141 Trust in Allah, But Tether Your Camel First 59. The Journey 143 Even if you have broken your vow a thousand times ” 60. Laughter 145 The Chinese Mystic’s Last Surprise