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The Eye of Wisdom
and the Lord Shiva in Hinduism are believed to have The Third Eye - The Eye of
Through the senses
of perception or cognition, the mind and the intellect accumulate worldly
knowledge when they are extroverted. When the mind and the intellect are
introverted during deep meditation, if the light of the Self pierces through the
chitta or subconscious, then the mental and intellectual sheaths are illumined.
If the thought of knowing anything super-sensuous from anywhere in the universe
is held, then this light of the Self pierces through the ajna chakra. This is
known as opening of the third eye. The shining rays of this light of the third
eye are capable of knowing things of the past, present and the future.
Extrasensory perception, clairvoyance, etc., are the mind powers which a man
acquires by the glimpse of this light. Knowledge of the past, present and future
of individuals and of the world comes to a yogi by the opening of the third eye.
All knowledge is at hand to such a Master. Just as there are different functions
to different parts of the body, similarly, the ajna chakra, or the brow center,
is the channel through which the Self expresses its light. The light that
emerges from the third eye blesses the deserving ones and destroys the darkness.
It is said that
once Lord Shiva was in deep meditation. Celestials sent Manmatha or Cupid to
tempt him. Cupid tried to enchant the mind of Shiva by discharging his flowery
arrows. Shiva's mind was disturbed in meditation. Then he opened his third eye.
The fire that emerged out of his third eye reduced Cupid to ashes. Then Shiva
smeared the ashes all over his body. This is a symbolic story of the destruction
of lust, or Cupid, by the opening of the third eye. In other words, the opening
of the third eye brings a man the light of wisdom.
The Eye of Compassion
"Avalokitesvara (Skt., ‘the lord who looks in every
direction,’ or ‘of what is seen’). One of the most important bodhisattvas in
Avalokitesvara is the manifestation as bodhisattva of the power of the equally
Buddha, Amitàbha. He is the supremely compassionate helper, and is often
depicted with a thousand arms and a thousand eyes for that purpose.
The Circle of Continuous
Zen, the circle represents the process of continuous perfection, leading to
a self with a difference. This process has no beginning and no end. The
practitioner following a long pathway around the circumference of a circle,
which eventually leads back to the starting point, but now he or she has had the
experience of the journey and is changed from the person he or she once was.
"The self is thus both the reason for the journey and the goal of the journey,
both the path and the fruit of the path, both the question and the answer. And
by "self" Zen means self-knowing, the recognition of our essential nature, which
is ultimately identified with "emptiness", the infinite potential, from which
all things arise."2
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"The Rider Encyclopaedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion", Rider, 1999
"Learn Zen Meditation", David Fontana, 2001