The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

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The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

Post by ashley72 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:40 am

The third eye (also known as the inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna (brow) chakra in certain spiritual traditions. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. People who have allegedly developed the capacity to utilize their third eyes are sometimes known as seers.

For Ramakrishna, the mind would never settle. Ramakrishna was initiated into God-realisation by the wandering monk Totapuri, who stuck a shard of glass between Ramakrishna's eyes and told him to concentrate his mind on that point. In this moment Ramadrishna saw God. Reference Link

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Shiva Head showing "Third Eye"


This Third Eye can also be represented by this Douglas Harding Map - Which depicts headless seeing.

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Re: The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

Post by hanss » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:16 pm

Interesting stuff :) I would like to mention the word "intuition" here.
"In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of just Being."
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Re: The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

Post by ashley72 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:28 am

hanss wrote:Interesting stuff :) I would like to mention the word "intuition" here.
Hi Hanss,

Actually Douglas Harding (author of On Having No Head) taught comparative religion at Cambridge University even though he was a trained Architect. Quite an odd combination... but it may explain where the "intuition" came from... he was professionally trained to draw different "perspectives" of building forms.... he naturally brought this discipline into the field of comparative religion... with the most amazing realisation & direct-pointers.

He was the first person to really focus attention on the fact that we cannot see our own faces, and demonstrated through his work (over a period of more than sixty years) the deep implications of this observation, showing how it dovetailed with the findings of modern science, comparative religion, depth psychology and so on.

He had a deep knowledge of all the great religious teachings.... Sufism, Tao, Advaita, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam... he found out what common-thread linked them all together.

IMO he will one-day be regarded as one of the greatest religious & spiritual thinkers & unique contributors of the 20th Century.

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Re: The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

Post by hanss » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:01 am

I mean that the Third Eye is related to intution. To "see" and "know".
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Re: The Opening of the Third Eye - Headless Seeing

Post by ashley72 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:07 pm

hanss wrote:I mean that the Third Eye is related to intution. To "see" and "know".
Yes. That's well put.

I found this little passage written by Maharashi which says it nicely...

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"If you have the idea that you are something with form, that you are limited by this body, and that being within this body you have to see through these eyes, God and the world also will appear to you as form. If you realise you are without form, that you are unlimited, that you alone exist, that you are the eye, the infinite eye, what is there to be seen apart from the infinite eye? Apart from the eye there is nothing to be seen."
Ramana Maharshi. (Day by Day with Bhagavan. 18 April, 1946.)

Or..

"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." 
Matt 6:22, King James Bible

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