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Conditioning Symbolism


Conditioning has contains a large amount of symbolism that can be seen below. By gaining an idea about Conditioning and the associations it has we gain a more intuitive insight into its meaning.Man and his symbols shows us great ways to use lifes symbols to understand our inherit nature and purpose.

Quotes on Conditioning

In Sanskrit the name is alaya vigyan, the house where you go on throwing into the basement things that you want to do but you cannot, because of social conditions, culture, civilization. But they go on collecting there, and they affect your actions, your life, very indirectly.
Directly, they cannot face you--you have forced them into darkness, but from the dark side they go on influencing your behavior. They are dangerous, it is dangerous to keep all those inhibitions inside you.
It is possible that these are the things that come to a climax when a person goes insane. Insanity is nothing but all these suppressions coming to a point where you cannot control them anymore. But madness is acceptable, while meditation is not--and meditation is the only way to make you absolutely sane.


Listen to your heart, move according to your heart, whatsoever the stake: A condition of complete simplicity costing not less than everything.... To be simple is arduous, because to be simple costs everything that you have. You have to lose all to be simple.
That's why people have chosen to be complex and they have forgotten how to be simple. But only a simple heart throbs with God, hand in hand. Only a simple heart sings with God in deep harmony. To reach to that point you will have to find your heart, your own throb, your own beat.


Man is split. Schizophrenia is a normal condition of man--at least now. It may not have been so in the primitive world, but centuries of conditioning, civilization, culture and religion have made man a crowd--divided, split, contradictory....
But because this split is against his nature, deep down somewhere hidden the unity still survives. Because the soul of man is one, all the conditionings at the most destroy the periphery of the man. But the center remains untouched--that's how man continues to live. But his life has become a hell.
The whole effort of Zen is how to drop this schizophrenia, how to drop this split personality, how to drop the divided mind of man, how to become undivided, integrated, centered, crystallized.
The way you are, you cannot say that you are. You don't have a being. You are a marketplace--many voices. If you want to say 'yes', immediately the 'no' is there. You cannot even utter a simple word 'yes' with totality....
In this way happiness is not possible; unhappiness is a natural consequence of a split personality.


Unless you drop your personality you will not be able to find your individuality. Individuality is given by existence; personality is imposed by the society. Personality is social convenience.
Society cannot tolerate individuality, because individuality will not follow like a sheep. Individuality has the quality of the lion; the lion moves alone. The sheep are always in the crowd, hoping that being in the crowd will feel cozy. Being in the crowd one feels more protected, secure. If somebody attacks, there is every possibility in a crowd to save yourself. But alone?--only the lions move alone.
And every one of you is born a lion, but the society goes on conditioning you, programming your mind as a sheep. It gives you a personality, a cozy personality, nice, very convenient, very obedient.
Society wants slaves, not people who are absolutely dedicated to freedom. Society wants slaves because all the vested interests want obedience.



Capricorn

Capricorn Zodiac Signs
Capricorn is the leader of the Earth signs, ruler of Saturn. Here is a stabilizing force, one of thehardest-working signs of the Zodiac. The Mountain Goat has intense powers of selfconcentration,but not in an egotistical sense. Members of this sign find a great deal moreconfidence what they do than in who they are. Earth hangs...

Pisces

Pisces Zodiac Signs
Pisces is a Water element, ruled by mystical Neptune! This sign is extremely receptive,nurturing, compassionate, and other-directed. As with Scorpio, we have to explore and probe tofind out the depths of this water. Pisces feelings run very, very deep. A mutable nature endowsPisces with adaptable and unifying energy. These sen...

Saturn

Saturn Zodiac Planets
Saturn rules our conditioning or the way we were taught and brought up in the world. It is associated with restriction and limitation but with this it brings structure and meaning to the world and our lives. It reminds us of our boundaries, responsibilities and commitments. It is often associated with a father or authority figures. Saturns lessons actually help us to grow. In you chart the positio...

Jupiter

Jupiter Zodiac Planets
Jupiter represents our expansive qualities and our abilities to improve ourselves. It is a planet of plenty and seeks insight through knowledge. It is the planet of possibility. A well aspected Jupiter is normally associated with good luck and in more negative associations with blind optimism, excess and overindulgence. In your chart Jupiter reveals how you express your sense of giving and toleran...

Venus

Venus Zodiac Planets
Venus represents our feminine or sensual nature. It rules over two areas of life : love and money. Venus rules our sentiments, what we value and pleasure including grace and charm. Venus rules the arts, love and romance, beauty entertainment and comfort. We look to venus in your chart to identify how we approach our relationships whether through security, conquest or adventure and what things in l...

Midheaven

Midheaven Zodiac Planets
The Midheaven represents our most visible achievements in the eyes of society, our public "face" (as opposed to our more personal "face" at the Ascendant), our accomplishments, and our overall sense of responsibility and standing in the world/society....

Moon

Moon Zodiac Planets
The moon represents our emotional nature, our security and deepest needs. It containts our basic habits and unconscious reactions related to our past karma and upbringing. It is associated with the mother and with feminine energy in general, it is both our inner child and mother. It is responsive, receptive, reflective and instinctual. In our personal chart it shows how we respond to our environme...

1st House

1st House Houses
The First House is commonly referred to as the House of Self. The cusp of the First House is the home of the Ascendant, the Sign which was rising on the eastern horizon at the precise moment of one's birth. By thinking of this in terms of sunrise and new beginnings, one begins to grasp the concepts of the First House. The new beginnings here are centered around the individual: the self and the ...

Hematite

Hematite Crystals
Hematite overcomes weakness or timidity of all kinds and enhances self-esteem. By wearing Hematite, you can strengthen personal power and magnetism bringing out latent charisma. It was used traditionally to cool the blood. The stone also draws off heat from the body in conditions such as inflammation and arthritis. It is a powerful masculine stone and it balances feminine energy within the subtle ...

Root Chakra

Root Chakra Chakras
The first energy center is located between the anus and the sex organs. In the Eastern tradition known as Muladhara Chakra, this energy center is the seat of the Kundalini energy. It is capable of tapping into the planetary Kundalini energy that emanates from the center of the Earth.Spiritual growth doesn't mean just having pleasant and blissful moments. As a rule, spiri...
These are Animals that have characteristics similar to Conditioning. Animals have a profound effect on our subconscious and many traditions know how we are drawn to certain animal types. The Animal Wise Tarot is a great way to understand what animals can mean to us both consciously and unconsciously. Notice the similarities between these animals like what family they belong, how many legs they have, whether the swim,run or fly. Click on the animal that connects to you the most to find out more about them.

Bull

Bull Animal Totems
The Bull, or Bison, is a symbol of abundance and manifesting goals. People with this totem are unafraid, often unpredictable, and willing to meet a challenge head on. Bull people are social creatures who work well in teams, but also have strong personal determination. Sometimes they can be stubborn and insistent, but it is only because they are so driven.Bull spirit animals c...

Ox

Ox Animal Totems
The Ox, or Bison, is a symbol of abundance and manifesting goals. People with this totem are unafraid, often unpredictable, and willing to meet a challenge head on. Ox people are social creatures who work well in teams, but also have strong personal determination. Sometimes they can be stubborn and insistent, but it is only because they are so driven.Ox spirit animals can len...

Camel

Camel Animal Totems
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Antelope

Antelope Animal Totems
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Planets in Signs

Ascendant in Capricorn

Ascendant in Capricorn Planets in Signs
Old before their years, the impression they convey of solidity, reliability, and respectability often gives them early responsibility, which in fact they often handle quite well, unless they give in to the authoritarian streak in their personalities that instinctively makes them want to dominate others. In spite of the image of total confidence they seek to convey, they worry much more than is app...

Saturn in Pisces

Saturn in Pisces Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with emotional understanding, compassion, humility and a sense of duty for those less fortunate. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to these issues. You are likely to gain some form of profound spiritual understanding - but not before you have overcome dee...

Saturn in Taurus

Saturn in Taurus Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with the acquisition and correct use of possessions, material resources and finance. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to practical financial management techniques, commerce, business acumen and the wise use of material resources generally. Practical, int...

Saturn in Gemini

Saturn in Gemini Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with disciplined mental work. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to the development of a clear, practical and logical mind, capable of systematic controlled thinking, with the ability to solve difficult mental problems and implement ideas. The technique of...

Saturn in Cancer

Saturn in Cancer Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with emotional strength and control in order to gain a real sense of self-worth. Inhibitions, hypersensitivity and early emotional instability will have to be overcome, and much effort will be required in order to fully understand your emotional, feeling nature. Life experience will fo...

Saturn in Leo

Saturn in Leo Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with the proper use of personal power, creative self-expression and control of the ego. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to the development of a proper sense of values in dealing with matters of creative self-expression, romantic relationships, parenthoo...

Saturn in Virgo

Saturn in Virgo Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with the correct attitude to work, employers, employees, and co-workers. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to the development of a sound business sense and a well-structured, accurate, precise, practical and efficient way of working....

Saturn in Libra

Saturn in Libra Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise relating to human relationships at a social and personal level. Life experience will force you to learn valuable lessons related to the development of social awareness and a strong sense of responsibility in relationships. You must come to realize that co-operation, justice and mutual agreement a...

Saturn in Scorpio

Saturn in Scorpio Planets in Signs
You tend to release emotional energies only very reluctantly. This is partly due to your fear of what horrible calamity might occur should they be released -- your emotions are terribly complicated and intense....

Saturn in Sagittarius

Saturn in Sagittarius Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain understanding and expertise associated with intellectual matters, truth and knowledge - perhaps through philosophy, religion, law or other profound subject of higher education. You should structure your approach to life using sound moral precepts and constructive, honorable and just social values. Life experience will f...

Saturn in Capricorn

Saturn in Capricorn Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with worldly power, status, achievement, practical accomplishment and the ability to deal effectively with authority. You should develop ambition, determination and a capacity for hard work in order to excel in business, politics or your chosen career. Your deep need for financial secu...

Saturn in Aquarius

Saturn in Aquarius Planets in Signs
In order to succeed in your social position in the world you will have to gain knowledge and expertise associated with the development of a broad, tolerant and impartial attitude when dealing with friends and other social groups. Intellectual power is important - original thinking, intuition and an investigative nature need to be developed and given practical application, through a quiet and stead...

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