Tarotcard 18


The long path of step 18 has five subcycles.

During the first three cycles the initiated leaves the - in comparison with the "red sea" of step 13 - small and clean and flat water - pond of subconsiousness behind.

Then follows a long lunar cycle - comparable with Kurukshetra of the Mahabharata,  and then he passes over the guardians of the threshold and unites with the Paramatma-purusha or the equivalent dharmakaya.

He goes through the gate of initiation and attains the true enlightenment - Nirvana or Nirvikalpa samadhi.

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The death of Balaramaunder the tree after Krishna had disappeared.  -