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Card 11.

Image Symbolism

The card centres around a young man who pays all his attention to deep thoughts, the possibilities, his future, meanwhile the solution is slowly outlining front of him, but the final decisions is still sketchy. The thinking man clothes are simple, emphasising the importance of his inner self instead of appearance. Appearances are only surface values which is rather a reflection emptiness. The card in character implies to deep thinking, independence, the free deliberation of possibilities. Prosperous thinking that will come to fruition in the future and of great value. The greenery around him, the colour of the grass, the trees and the bushes adding to the card's meaning as green is a symbol of self-respect and well being. Green is the colour of balance, learning, growth and harmony. The card in character implies to deep thinking, independence, the free deliberation of possibilities. Prosperous thinking that will come to fruition in the future and of great value. In sense of erotic: The fact that he is turning his back to nature behind him, to the outside world is speaking of solitude, which is indicating that he is too preoccupied with thoughts, the rejection of desires.

Origin of the Thought Card.

The Thought card derived from the Greek creation of philosophy as “the love of wisdom,” the birth of metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were the most influential of the ancient Greek philosophers, and they focused their attention more on the role of the human being than on the explanation of the material world. The work of these philosophers was succeeded by the Stoics (see card of Child). The Stoics taught that destructive emotions resulted from errors in judgement, and that a sage, or person of "moral and intellectual perfection", would not suffer such emotions. Stoics were concerned with the active relationship between cosmic determinism and human freedom, and the belief that it is virtuous to maintain a will (called prohairesis from Sanskrit praharSa i.e. delight, rapture, extreme joy) that is in accord with nature, thus the image of a new born, the card of Baby or the card of Child. Because of this, the Stoics presented their philosophy as a way of life, and they thought that the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said but how that person behaved.

Philosophy Derived from the Gypsy (Sanskrit) Word Pil Sopadhi.

The knowledge stolen by Prometheus (see card Thief) developed into philosophy, which word derived from two Sanskrit words; pil, meaning piled up, heaped up and Sophia, from sopadhi, meaning fraudulent. Thus the meaning is very different to the “Love of Wisdom“ it claims to mean. Combining the words the exact translation is 'to pile up lies'. Thought in Sanskrit, Romany language is called Cintana, meaning thinking, mental reflection. The word 'Gitana', 'Cigany' 'Zigeuner' originated from this word, referring to Gypsies as thinkers, people who reflect, the guardians of the thought-gem (see card Fortune).

The word Cintana refers to two type of thoughts. One is logical or directed thought (anvaya) and wandering thoughts (vicara). Our mind is filled with scattered, random, wandering thoughts and we have little say in what they are or what they will be next. Thoughts are either words or pictures that form in the mind and give rise to feelings, and feelings can lead to actions. When we often have thoughts of hate and allow them to persist they will tend to occupy our mind and we may begin to act in a hateful, angry manner, which might lead to harming the person you have this hateful thought of. Hence, it is important to bring the mind back to the right thought, not to let negative thoughts to persist. When you learn to create positive thoughts in your mind it is called detachment, concentration, (cintana).

Attachment to ideas and ideals, views, opinions, theories, concepts and beliefs can be harmful, when the driving force is the ego. That is why the card of Thought can be a source of Captivity. But how can thought be a source of captivity? It is the attachment to concepts and beliefs identifying ourselves with our intellect, the things we do, with our job, our objects, the house we live in, and objects which is defining our social status. Yet these are only shadows, the ego, which is causing captivity and you become a prisoner. The chains which binds the prisoners are the senses which keeps him trapped in the depths of ignorance and this person is not even aware of its own limited perspective, thus enters into a time-loop.

The rare individual escapes this limitations of his prison-cell, through a long intellectual journey, discovers a higher realm, a true reality, with a final, almost mystical awareness of goodness as the origin of everything that exists.

"Plato has Socrates describe a gathering of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows (lies, deception, fraud, ego shadow identity) projected on the wall from things passing in front of a fire behind them, and they begin to give names to these shadows. The shadows are as close as the prisoners get to viewing reality. "
On the thesis of Socrates and Plato, Jung also recognised the underlying psychological lesson of war, which is that to project the shadow, our darker half, outside of ourselves, is an “inner” act which always results in incredible destruction in the “outer” world.
“The psychological concomitants of the present war- above all the incredible brutalisation of public opinion, the mutual slandering, the unprecedented fury of destruction, the monstrous flood of lies, and man’s incapacity to call a halt to the bloody demon- are uniquely fitted to force upon the attention of every thinking person the problem of the chaotic unconscious which slumbers uneasily beneath the ordered world of consciousness. The war has pitilessly revealed to civilised man that he is still a barbarian, and has at the same time shown what an iron scourge lies in store for him if ever again he should be tempted to make his neighbour responsible for his own evil qualities.”

Jung here not just echoing the ancient philosophers, but added a new dimension to it, describing the mental blindness of narcissistic personality who will dump his shame on someone else.

It is ego which manifesting itself, deceit (maya) which is causing (upagraha) confinement. Our self-awareness is identified with our intellect, mind, and body. Yet this is a mistaken identity, because in essence, the collection of intellect, mind, and body is NOT what we are, it is only what we appear to be. Appearances can be deceiving. The chains which binds the prisoners are the illusion of our own images, self-delusion. We have everything backwards: we think the unreal is real, the painful is pleasurable, the untruthful is truthful, and the non-self is the self. We need to completely turn around our way of seeing things. When we stop listening to our ego, then we will hear the Sound of AUM, the sound of the universe, our creation, our true self, YahZus, the sound of God.

Senses which keeps us trapped in the depths of ignorance and not even aware of this limited perspective, thus we enter into a causal loop and without breaking the loop the system will be caught in a vicious cycles of circular chain reactions.. The rare individual escapes this limitations of his prison-cell, through a long intellectual journey, discovers a higher realm, a true reality, with a final, almost mystical awareness of goodness as the origin of everything that exists. We are here, in these human bodies, and we must disentangle ourselves from our attachments. Who or what is attached? Mind is attached to the body, and through the body it is attached to the things of this world. In the other direction, the mind is attached to the intellect. These attachments of the mind are not natural to the mind, that is, they are not inherent but are inherited.

The essential point is that the prisoners is not seeing reality, but only a mirage of it. The truth is lying under the apparent surface of things which only the enlightened can grasp. Used to the world of illusion in captivity, the prisoners at first resist the truth, as students, (Zizu) resist learning. However, forcing knowledge into empty minds is wrong. The right education is to remind the prisoner of which he already knows through the Akashic. The ego-self is simply a mistaken identity of consciousness with itself, the identification of oneself with the image in a mirror. This appearance is the result of the union of Spirit (non-Matter) with Matter; Purush with Prakriti. This union is the basis of Avidya (Ignorance), and its dissolution through YOGA is the state of MOKSHA, which means absolute Freedom from Ignorance. This truth which was borrowed from the Vedas by the ancient philosophers, claiming as theirs, is the perfect example of the intellectual confinement of the ego worship.

The Vedas which holds the secret to escape the confinement of the ego, who can only see shadow as reality. With one word you are able to see true reality, with the  sound of AUM.  This sound which created the universe, the sound which makes us visible, the sound which holds the secret who we are. We are one. Although it seems as we are many that is only an illusion. With the sound of AUM we are able to realise the oneness of everything and the way to dissolve the ego, the I.

The ancient Sanskrit symbol for AUM is two triangle: Indian writing is not the original Sanskrit. Sanskrit writing was destroyed twenty-five thousand years ago in Ancient Greece, when all knowledge was burned to the ground, including the written Sanskrit. Only some symbols remained, including the mystic triangle, although it was given a different meaning altogether to deceive man.

The top triangle representing God, perfection in the form of triangle which brings balance whilst with the sound of AUM your learn who you are, thus the advise of "know thyself". The symbol of AUM mystically embodies the essence of the entire universe. God first created sound and the universe arose from it. As the most sacred sound, AUM is the root of the universe and everything that exists and it continues to hold everything together. It is perfection, balance, 'Know Thyself', and 'Nothing in Excess', the sound of God, AUM.
triangle representing God, perfection in the form of triangle which brings balance
Whilst the lower part of the triangle is the shadow, the ego we think is our true self, and we believe this is our true identity. When the soul (jiva) is overcome by light he sees no shadow; at that time, in this body, arises this happiness. he who meditates on the Highest Truth through this syllable AUM consisting of three letters, becomes united with the radiant Sun.
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