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posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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The "third eye" seems to be a predominately Hindu and Tao concept, though I believe it extends out to other religions and philosophies as well.



Hindu tradition associates the third eye with the ajna, or brow, chakra.

In Taoism and many traditional Chinese religious sects such as Chan (a cousin to the Zen school), "third eye training" involves focusing attention on the point between the eyebrows with the eyes closed, and while the body is in various qigong postures. The goal of this training is to allow students to tune into the correct "vibration" of the universe and gain a solid foundation on which to reach more advanced meditation levels. Taoism teaches that the third eye, also called the mind's eye, is situated between the two physical eyes, and expands up to the middle of the forehead when opened. Taoism claims that the third eye is one of the main energy centers of the body located at the sixth chakra, forming a part of the main meridian, the line separating left and right hemispheres of the body. In Taoist alchemical traditions, the third eye is the frontal part of the "Upper Dan Tien" (upper cinnabar field) and is given the evocative name "muddy pellet".


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So the third eye, according to Taoism, is located between the two physical eyes and extends to the forehead. I'll elaborate on this a little further down.

Many people don't realize that the third eye is also part of the philosophy that Jesus taught, it seems as though Jesus may have had inspiration from Taoism and Hinduism. There is a theory that Jesus spent much of his early life in India, the center of the Hindu religion. Whether this is true or not is up for debate.

Where are Jesus' teachings on the third eye you ask? Let's take a look.


Matthew 6
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


Jesus speaks of a "single eye" and calls it the "light of the body" and says that if you see this "single eye" your body will be full of light. This is a clear reference to the third eye in my opinion.

In Theosophy and other traditions, the third eye is synonymous with the pineal gland. What are the functions of the pineal gland? It regulates our wake/sleep cycles, where darkness stimulates its production of melatonin (the chemical that makes us sleepy) and light inhibits that production. So in essence, it controls when we are awake and when we are asleep. What do we see while awake? Light. What do we see while we are asleep? Darkness/nothing. In this sense, it regulates light.

The pineal gland is situated between the two hemispheres of the brain, tucked neatly between the two. Doesn't Jesus say something about "two becoming one flesh"?


Mark 10
7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”


Two becoming one flesh is a reference to the one (single) eye Jesus speaks of in Matthew 6.

Since the single eye is full of light and the pineal gland regulates light reception in the brain, and since the pineal gland is where the two halves of the brain meet and become one, I believe we can assume that Jesus was speaking of the pineal gland when he made reference to the single/third eye.

So where exactly is this third eye? Not literally in the pineal gland, that is only a symbol for what it truly is. The third eye is in the light (what the pineal gland regulates), it is between the two physical eyes. What do our two physical eyes create "between" them? The image of light we see with. It is the third eye, the light of the world.

The third eye is also called the "mind's eye", it is the image created within the mind. Everything we see is created within our brains and minds.

Jesus is called the "image of God", he represents the third eye/pineal gland. He was crucified on a place called Golgotha which means "the place of the skull". The pineal gland/image are located/created within the skull or brain, it is also located between two halves of the brain, this is why Jesus was crucified between two other men, they represent the two halves of the brain with Jesus (pineal gland/image) being in the center of them.

Now back to the single eye in Matthew 6.

What does Jesus mean when he says to make our eye single? He means for us to replace our two physical (carnal) eyes with the single (spiritual) eye. When we see the single eye (the single image that the two eyes create) , we see the light that is within it. Look at what you see. What is the image you see full of? Light. When your eye is made single, your body will be full of light.

In essence, Jesus teaches us to drop our animal/lower nature and to embrace our spiritual/higher nature. How is this done? By loving others as yourself, make them one with yourself in other words.


John 17
20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.


Jesus wishes us to be one with each other just as he and his Father are one. He wants us all to be brought to complete unity. Where does this unity lie? Within the image (Jesus). You see "Jesus" as you read this.


John 14
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.


Remember what I said about the image we see being created within the brain? This is a reference to this verse above. When we look at one another the image we see of each other is within us, so in that sense we are within one another by the fact that the image we see is created inside the brain.

Where is separation most obvious? Within the physical world. Separation leads to hate, but unity leads to love. Where is unity most obvious? Within the image we see. We all share the one image, the only begotten "Son" of God.

Choose unity, make your eye single. Only then will you be able to truly love others, because only then will you realize that they are you and you are them. To hurt others is to hurt yourself as well.

Thank you for reading.

edit on 9/4/2015 by 3NL1GHT3N3D1 because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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At last We see "eye" to "eye". You and Me, the "other You"...

Thanks for sharing.

namaste


Edit: I got cut off... It 'may' also help the readers if they sought options on how to de-calcify the Pineal Gland. Perhaps the woes could be soothed if more folks got in touch with their OWN Divinity? In lieu of 'treat the way You'd want to be treated' maybe "treat as if treating YourSelf"
There are also some ajna meditation tapes available and a couple recent ATS™ threads had 3rd Eye training..

Thanks again.
edit on 10/13/2014 by JimNasium because: got whacked.. cut off My transmission



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:01 PM
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Could it be that references to the 'third eye' represented the awareness created by our two?
As in, we have two eyes but experience their combined result- one perception of reality.
Just a thought alternative to the spiritual.



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1


Matthew 6
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


Jesus speaks of a "single eye" and calls it the "light of the body" and says that if you see this "single eye" your body will be full of light. This is a clear reference to the third eye in my opinion.


Great post, I can clear this up for you.

What that verse refers to is a meditative concept. "If thine eye be single" means "if the mind remains fixated solely upon a singular meditative object" then "the whole body shall be filled with light."

That's a reference to a sensory deprivation phenomenon known in the western world as Prisoner's Cinema or Prisoner's Lights, where people enclosed in sensory deprivation areas eventually experience hallucinations of light where the entire body seemed filled with pure white strobing brightness.

This concept is also explained in Taoist classic the Chuang Tzu, which states "the empty room (read: the empty/undistracted mind) is filled with light."

Practice the Nourishing Qi method on page 110 of Qigong Empowerment and you might reach this state for yourself. That's the exercise that first brought me there.

Cheers!



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: ADAMandEVIL

Yes, that's what I was pointing out in the OP. The image of light we see is one "eye" but it is the result of two eyes.

"E Pluribus Unum": Out of many, one.



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

I think "the empty room is filled with light" could also be a reference to the world around us as well. The physical world is actually 99.99999% empty space, so it is an "empty room" that is filled with light.

Your explanation makes sense as well. As above, so below.



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

Not visible light, it signifies enLIGHTenment from the creator. That light (or creative life-force) is being blocked (spent) by the senses for pleasure so if we want to accept our spiritual nature we need replace egoism with altruism (sacrificing ourselves not for greater awareness but for helping others) to allow a greater amount of light to enter our spiritual self.

Gospel of Thomas has the following statement attributed to Jesus. An explanation of each process can be found from various other religions that go into greater detail.



Jesus said to them, "When you make the two into one, and when you make the inner like the outer and the outer like the inner, and the upper like the lower, and when you make male and female into a single one, so that the male will not be male nor the female be female, when you make eyes in place of an eye, a hand in place of a hand, a foot in place of a foot, an image in place of an image, then you will enter [the kingdom]."



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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Matthew 6
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


How great is that darkness? Somehow this reminds me of the big bang.
edit on 4-9-2015 by InTheLight because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Trachel

I think "the empty room is filled with light" could also be a reference to the world around us as well. The physical world is actually 99.99999% empty space, so it is an "empty room" that is filled with light.

Your explanation makes sense as well. As above, so below.


The Taoist concept of emptiness isn't referring to things on a quantum level, where as you correctly point out that reality is mostly empty space.

The Taoist (and Buddhist) concept of emptiness means objects are void of emptiness except those we subjectively ascribe unto them. This is why Buddha had has oft-quoted diatribe stating, "A lamp is not a lamp, it is what we call a lamp."

So because the writers of those texts weren't talking quantum mechanics, it's a long stretch to ascribe that passage of the Chuang Tzu to a depiction of external reality.

My explanation above is the result of studying/practicing Taoism and Buddhism for a decade. I've been to the empty room, I've seen the white light, my eye's been single.

Try that meditation if you feel like investing in the Qigong Empowerment book I mentioned, and you'll (hopefully quickly) arrive at a similar state. It's an interesting place to be.

Cheers!



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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a reply to: Trachel

You're probably right, the Chuang Tzu was most likely speaking of the empty mind, I was only pointing out the "coincidence" that the saying could also be ascribed to the external world. The Chuang Tzu was speaking of the inner room, but the inner is like the outer and vice versa, hence what I said. Maybe the Chuang Tzu was speaking of both simultaneously?



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 08:31 PM
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a reply to: InTheLight

I think he's referring to spiritual blindness. We all have the light, we all see it (save for blind people of course), but not everyone recognizes it for what it is. This unrecognition is what Jesus is calling darkness. They see the light, they just don't recognize it, thus their light is darkness.



posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 12:42 AM
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I see your avatar shows the human brain revealed in Michelangelo's Creation Of Adam.

Danny Wilten does work on these topics as well as the Pineal Gland, ancient Egypt, etc
The Missing Capstone Of The Great Pyramid (ties into Christ and the Pineal Gland)
www.youtube.com...
edit on 5-9-2015 by sophie87 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 5 2015 @ 02:42 AM
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From my point of view:



The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


I see it as a spiritual word play on non duality also (eye be single).



posted on Sep, 6 2015 @ 03:18 PM
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I hate Third Eye Meditations, as much as I love the effect Zen meditations have on it.

How peaceful and calming does "In the name of the Father" action feel, in comparison to focusing all your will power on a small gland that has something to do with the mind eye.

If memory serves me correctly, I recall alot of people getting stuck on this, or those said they did, got a little irritable.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 05:34 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
The "third eye" seems to be a predominately Hindu and Tao concept, though I believe it extends out to other religions and philosophies as well.



Hindu tradition associates the third eye with the ajna, or brow, chakra.

In Taoism and many traditional Chinese religious sects such as Chan (a cousin to the Zen school), "third eye training" involves focusing attention on the point between the eyebrows with the eyes closed, and while the body is in various qigong postures. The goal of this training is to allow students to tune into the correct "vibration" of the universe and gain a solid foundation on which to reach more advanced meditation levels. Taoism teaches that the third eye, also called the mind's eye, is situated between the two physical eyes, and expands up to the middle of the forehead when opened. Taoism claims that the third eye is one of the main energy centers of the body located at the sixth chakra, forming a part of the main meridian, the line separating left and right hemispheres of the body. In Taoist alchemical traditions, the third eye is the frontal part of the "Upper Dan Tien" (upper cinnabar field) and is given the evocative name "muddy pellet".


Source

So the third eye, according to Taoism, is located between the two physical eyes and extends to the forehead. I'll elaborate on this a little further down.

Many people don't realize that the third eye is also part of the philosophy that Jesus taught, it seems as though Jesus may have had inspiration from Taoism and Hinduism. There is a theory that Jesus spent much of his early life in India, the center of the Hindu religion. Whether this is true or not is up for debate.

Where are Jesus' teachings on the third eye you ask? Let's take a look.


Matthew 6
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!


Jesus speaks of a "single eye" and calls it the "light of the body" and says that if you see this "single eye" your body will be full of light. This is a clear reference to the third eye in my opinion.

In Theosophy and other traditions, the third eye is synonymous with the pineal gland. What are the functions of the pineal gland? It regulates our wake/sleep cycles, where darkness stimulates its production of melatonin (the chemical that makes us sleepy) and light inhibits that production. So in essence, it controls when we are awake and when we are asleep. What do we see while awake? Light. What do we see while we are asleep? Darkness/nothing. In this sense, it regulates light.

The pineal gland is situated between the two hemispheres of the brain, tucked neatly between the two. Doesn't Jesus say something about "two becoming one flesh"?


Mark 10
7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”


Two becoming one flesh is a reference to the one (single) eye Jesus speaks of in Matthew 6.

Since the single eye is full of light and the pineal gland regulates light reception in the brain, and since the pineal gland is where the two halves of the brain meet and become one, I believe we can assume that Jesus was speaking of the pineal gland when he made reference to the single/third eye.

So where exactly is this third eye? Not literally in the pineal gland, that is only a symbol for what it truly is. The third eye is in the light (what the pineal gland regulates), it is between the two physical eyes. What do our two physical eyes create "between" them? The image of light we see with. It is the third eye, the light of the world.

The third eye is also called the "mind's eye", it is the image created within the mind. Everything we see is created within our brains and minds.

Jesus is called the "image of God", he represents the third eye/pineal gland. He was crucified on a place called Golgotha which means "the place of the skull". The pineal gland/image are located/created within the skull or brain, it is also located between two halves of the brain, this is why Jesus was crucified between two other men, they represent the two halves of the brain with Jesus (pineal gland/image) being in the center of them.

Now back to the single eye in Matthew 6.

What does Jesus mean when he says to make our eye single? He means for us to replace our two physical (carnal) eyes with the single (spiritual) eye. When we see the single eye (the single image that the two eyes create) , we see the light that is within it. Look at what you see. What is the image you see full of? Light. When your eye is made single, your body will be full of light.

In essence, Jesus teaches us to drop our animal/lower nature and to embrace our spiritual/higher nature. How is this done? By loving others as yourself, make them one with yourself in other words.


John 17
20 "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 21 that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 "The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 23 I in them and you in me--so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.


Jesus wishes us to be one with each other just as he and his Father are one. He wants us all to be brought to complete unity. Where does this unity lie? Within the image (Jesus). You see "Jesus" as you read this.


John 14
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.


Remember what I said about the image we see being created within the brain? This is a reference to this verse above. When we look at one another the image we see of each other is within us, so in that sense we are within one another by the fact that the image we see is created inside the brain.

Where is separation most obvious? Within the physical world. Separation leads to hate, but unity leads to love. Where is unity most obvious? Within the image we see. We all share the one image, the only begotten "Son" of God.

Choose unity, make your eye single. Only then will you be able to truly love others, because only then will you realize that they are you and you are them. To hurt others is to hurt yourself as well.

Thank you for reading.


Good insights as always.

Even the archetypal image of Christ's crucifixion scene symbolizes the "third eye" that is situated in between the two brain hemispheres:

John 19
18 where they crucified him, and with him two others, on either side one, and Jesus in the middle.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: TombEscaper

Yes, I covered that in the OP. You could even make that argument for Jesus on the cross alone as well. Most depictions of him on the cross have his head situated right between his hands where the "head of the body" (image/mind) is between the left and right hands (hemispheres).



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: TombEscaper

Yes, I covered that in the OP. You could even make that argument for Jesus on the cross alone as well. Most depictions of him on the cross have his head situated right between his hands where the "head of the body
(image/mind) is between the left and right hands (hemispheres).


I read the whole post and somehow missed that. But yes, it's amazing how all of these things come together as an indivisible sphere of Truth when looking at them from a perspective that transcends the notion of "Jesus" as a religious entity to be "worshipped." Mankind (the collective "Son of God") has had its pineal gland "crucified" and lying dormant in the tomb by way of organized religion, which thwarts him from truly discovering and embracing his own divine essence.

The opportunity is there for this to change collectively, but it cannot happen apart from the Body of Christ (Christianity; organized religion) being put to death. One cannot awaken (resurrect), or even see the need for an awakening, without coming to terms with having been asleep. Christians are blind (as Christ was blindfolded) but believe they can see (as 20,000 disagreeing denominations show), and have no tolerance for being told of their blinded and slumbering state; nor the fact that they butcher Christ's true image beyond all recognition by the division and hypocrisy that permeates the Church. Their own Bible reveals this to them through the irony of living allegories, but their insistence on upholding it as a literal "history book" prevents them from seeing these things.

This is an abysmal dilemma - a paradox orchestrated by unimaginable intelligences from realms far beyond the terrestrial.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 12:51 PM
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399 Pineal Temple


292 Pineal Brain & The Dark Eyed Woman
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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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Thank you for sharing that, I really enjoyed his views. Obviously they align with my own, but what's surprising is how accurately they align. Very interesting. The bible is a parable for the human experience.



posted on Sep, 13 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: pardonme

but what's surprising is how accurately they align. Very interesting. The bible is a parable for the human experience.

yup! this passionate deeply knowledgeable guy, surprised me too.
b.t.w, if interested more of his video, just type: bdona4556 youtube

~for the sake of allegorical Bible



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