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Learning Symbolism


Learning has contains a large amount of symbolism that can be seen below. By gaining an idea about Learning 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 Learning

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.

Zen asks you to come out of the head and go to the basic source.... It is not that Zen is not aware of the uses of energy in the head, but if all the energy is used in the head, you will never become aware of your eternity.... You will never know as an experience what it is to be one with the whole.
When the energy is just at the center, pulsating, when it is not moving anywhere, neither in the head nor in the heart, but it is at the very source from where the heart takes it, the head takes it, pulsating at the very source--that is the very meaning of Zazen. Zazen means just sitting at the very source, not moving anywhere, a tremendous force arises, a transformation of energy into light and love, into greater life, into compassion, into creativity.
It can take many forms. But first you have to learn how to be at the source. Then the source will decide where your potential is. You can relax at the source, and it will take you to your very potential.


In a cinema hall, you look at the screen, you never look at the back--the projector is at the back. The film is not there really on the screen; it is just a projection of shadow and light. The film exists just at the back, but you never look at that. And the projector is there. Your mind is at the back of the whole thing, and the mind is the projector. But you always look at the other, because the other is the screen.
When you are in love the person seems beautiful, no comparison. When you hate, the same person seems the ugliest, and you never become aware of how the same person can be the ugliest and the same person can be the most beautiful.... So the only way to reach to truth is to learn how to be immediate in your vision, how to drop the help of the mind. This agency of the mind is the problem, because mind can create only dreams....
Through your excitement the dream starts looking like reality. If you are too excited then you are intoxicated, then you are not in your senses. Then whatsoever you see is just your projection. And there are as many worlds as there are minds, because every mind lives in his own world.


Meditation is a kind of medicine--its use is only for the time being. Once you have learned the quality, then you need not do any particular meditation, then the meditation has to spread all over your life. Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen. Then what will be the quality? Watchfully, alert, joyously, unmotivated, centered, loving, flowing, one walks. And the walking is sauntering. Loving, alert, watchful, one sits, unmotivated--not sitting for anything in particular, just enjoying how beautiful just sitting doing nothing is, how relaxing, how restful.....
After a long walk, you sit under a tree and the breeze comes and cools you. Each moment one has to be at ease with oneself--not trying to improve, not cultivating anything, not practicing anything. Walking is Zen, sitting is Zen, Talking or silent, moving, unmoving, The essence is at ease. The essence is at ease: that is the keyword. The essence is at ease: that is the key statement. Do whatsoever you are doing, but at the deepest core remain at ease, cool, calm, centered.


We come from the unknown and we go on moving into the unknown. We will come again; we have been here thousands of times, and we will be here thousands of times.
Our essential being is immortal but our body, our embodiment, is mortal. Our frame in which we are, our houses, the body, the mind, they are made of material things. They will get tired, they will get old, they will die. But your consciousness, for which Bodhidharma uses the word 'no-mind'--Gautam Buddha has also used the word 'no-mind'--is something beyond body and mind, something beyond everything; that no-mind is eternal. It comes into expression, and goes again into the unknown.

This movement from the unknown to the known, and from the known to the unknown, continues for eternity, unless somebody becomes enlightened. Then that is his last life; then this flower will not come back again. This flower that has become aware of itself need not come back to life because life is nothing but a school in which to learn. He has learned the lesson, he is now beyond delusions. He will move from the known for the first time not into the unknown, but into the unknowable.


Controlled persons are always nervous because deep down turmoil is still hidden. If you are uncontrolled, flowing, alive, then you are not nervous. There is no question of being nervous--whatsoever happens, happens. You have no expectations for the future, you are not performing. Then why should you be nervous?
To control that mind one has to remain so cold and frozen that no life energy is allowed to move into your limbs, into your body. If energy is allowed to move, those repressions will surface. That's why people have learned how to be cold, how to touch others and yet not touch them, how to see people and yet not see them.
People live with clichés--"Hallo. How are you?" Nobody means anything. These are just to avoid the real encounter of two persons. People don't look into each other's eyes, they don't hold hands, they don't try to feel each other's energy, they don't allow each other to pour--very afraid, somehow just managing, cold and dead, in a straitjacket.


A fool is one who goes on trusting; a fool is one who goes on trusting against all his experience. You deceive him, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you; and you deceive him again, and he trusts you. Then you will say that he is a fool, he does not learn. His trust is tremendous; his trust is so pure that nobody can corrupt it.
Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don't try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, here-now, as if just born, just a babe.
In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you...let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you.
And each time you don't allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized.



Sagittarius

Sagittarius Zodiac Signs
Sagittarius is Fire energy and the ruler of Jupiter. This is a very active, extroverted, mobile, expansive sign. The Archer is always ready for action, bursting with goals and idealism. This sign is the very personification of jovial, outward-bound, enthusiasm -- the ultimate cosmic host or hostess with the "mostess." They can be spellbinding i...

Gemini

Gemini Zodiac Signs
The Air element of Gemini brings communication, intellect and speed! This is one of the joy-of lifesigns, one that reaches out, expands and expresses. Ruler of Mercury. Gemini is aninquisitive student with a quick grasp of subjects. Mutable motivation brings adaptability. This iswonderful because variety-loving Gemini needs change. A flexible personality ensur...

Mercury

Mercury Zodiac Planets
Mercury represents our rational mind and is the planet of everyday expression and communication. It signifies our curiosity and what areas of life we find mentally appealing and stimulating. It analyzes and organises and defines the way we interact with others. Mercury in your chart reveals how you get your point across and in what style....

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...

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...

Neptune

Neptune Zodiac Planets
With the Sun and Moon, Neptune can bring a deep sense of connection, often spiritual in nature and a willingness to exercise tolerance generously. Sometimes Moon/Neptune aspects can promote an emotional, psychic awareness of each other. Mars/Neptune aspects are good for cheering each other on to achieve especially if one or both people are in creative professions. Neptune can be a source of inspir...

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...

9th House

9th House Houses
The Ninth House is commonly referred to as the House of Philosophy. In keeping with that theme, it's our search for meaning which is the focal point here. By virtue of exploring our world, we start to grasp everything that is available to us. It all boils down to understanding: understanding that which we see and feel and probing further in the hopes of realizing true meaning. Through hig...

Citrine

Citrine Crystals
Citrine opens your mind to new possibilities in an abundant world. Place it in the wealth corner of your home, farthest back and at the left as you enter your home to draw in abundance. If you tend to procrastinate Citrine can help you let go of doubt,guilt, fear and self-pity. It makes you focus on what you want to attract right now and teaches you then when you do what you love, abundance follow...

These are some Tarot cards that are connected Learning. It is interesting to note similarities between each card such as the objects and ideas pictured and the colors that are used. One aspect that is particular interesting about the Osho Tarot Deck is its use of color and interesting symbolic concepts.. These symbols give us understanding into underlying ideas and thought patterns that can be used for meditation. The Inner Guide Meditation connects astrology to the tarot with amazing practical meditation exercises to expand your awareness.

Hierophant

Hierophant Tarot Major Arcana
Being ""in the gap"" can be disorienting and even scary. Nothing to hold on to, no sense of direction, not even a hint of what choices and possibilities might lie ahead. But it was just this state of pure potential that existed before the universe was created. All you can do now is to relax into this no-thingness...fall into this silence between the words...watch this gap between the outgoing a...

3 of Pentacles

3 of Pentacles Tarot Minor Arcana
The angelic figure with rainbow-colored wings on this card represents the guide that each of us carries within. Like the second figure in the background, we may sometimes be a little reluctant to trust this guide when it comes to us, because we are so accustomed to taking our cues from the outside rather than from the inside.The truth of your own deepest being is trying to show you ...

8 of Pentacles

8 of Pentacles Tarot Minor Arcana
This figure walking in nature shows us that beauty can be found in the simple, ordinary things of life. We so easily take this beautiful world we live in for granted. Cleaning the house, tending the garden, cooking a meal--the most mundane tasks take on a sacred quality when they are performed with your total involvement, with love, and for their own sake, without thought of recognition or rewa...
These are Animals that have characteristics similar to Learning. 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.

Crane

Crane Animal Totems
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Planets in Signs

Mercury in Sagittarius

Mercury in Sagittarius Planets in Signs
Mercury in Sagittarius gives a just, honest, generous and sincere mind, suitable for expansion through higher education. You are very active mentally, but somewhat changeable - studying more than one subject at a time and quickly passing from subject to subject. You are direct in speech and say exactly what you think. Your mental disposition is well-suited to positions of authority; likely occupat...

Mercury in Capricorn

Mercury in Capricorn Planets in Signs
Produces a mind that is conservative, methodical, ambitious, practical, shrewd, patient and well organized - possessing sound reasoning ability - although you can be narrow-minded and lack humor on occasion. Mental power is channeled into education and learning that will ensure financial security and social status in some chosen field....

Moon in Virgo

Moon in Virgo Planets in Signs
Adds a practical and analytical quality to your emotional nature - the intellect is enhanced by this placement giving good memory-retention and a fondness of learning. There is a strong need for personal and domestic cleanliness and neatness. Health and diet will also be important issues. There is a tendency to be overly-critical of self and other family members. Your task may be to learn how to e...

Mercury in Taurus

Mercury in Taurus Planets in Signs
Mercury in Taurus gives a steady, realistic and patient mind with good powers of concentration and plenty of common sense. Your diligence, perseverance, determination and endurance of mind enables you to acquire knowledge and a sound education. Religion, art, music or poetry could help to stimulate your mental abilities. This placement of Mercury usually gives a sociable, friendly, and affectionat...

Mercury in Libra

Mercury in Libra Planets in Signs
Mercury in Libra gives you a well-balanced, honest and refined mind. You will not be too fond of study or educational pursuits generally. However, when pushed, you are well-capable of much hard work and success in this area. Your mental disposition is concerned primarily with human relationships and social matters. Therefore, suitable fields of endeavour are psychology, sociology, public relations...

Venus in Gemini

Venus in Gemini Planets in Signs
In matters of love and romance, a person's sense of humor, intellect, and communication skills attract you more than their physical appearance. You desire a partner who is mentally stimulating, curious, one who can challenge your mind, and keeps you from getting bored. Relationships where talking, sharing ideas, going places, and learning new things together are highly preferred and needed. You n...

Jupiter in Gemini

Jupiter in Gemini Planets in Signs
Jupiter in Gemini gives you the opportunity to study and intellectually comprehend subjects such as religion, law, philosophy and other higher educational subjects. This quality is necessary in order to expand your personality and life experience. Your wide range of mental interests will attract many friends who help to broaden your scope of knowledge, leading you into new and unusual subjects. Su...

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 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...

Midheaven in Aquarius

Midheaven in Aquarius Planets in Signs
Aquarius Midheaven loves learning. They have a fear of appearing stupid in front of others, so they will study anything and everything to prove to themselves that they know what they think they know. All of this studying helps them come up with creative choices when the chips are down. On the other hand, they may come across as arrogant or spend too much time on trivial things. Information that is...

Planets in Houses

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