Originally posted by DISRAELI
Originally posted by Gaussq
Originally posted by DISRAELI
"When the Spirit of Truth comes, he will guide you into all truth...He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you"- John
You never explained why Jesus could not communicate with us for 2000 years on earth when everything went astray in church.
Did you not read the above quotation from John?
That is Jesus communicting with us.
This passage refers to high-level cultivators(much more common in the old times) with their third eye open. Do you reckon your third eye is open? In
that case it is a matter of level.
The third eye has been explained thoroughly in the book Zhuan Falun:
The Issue of the Celestial Eye
Many qigong masters have already spoken of the Celestial Eye. The Fa, however, has different manifestations at different levels. A practitioner whose
cultivation has reached a particular level can only see manifestations at that level. He is unable to see the truth beyond that level, and neither
will he believe it. Therefore, he only regards what he sees at his level as correct. Before his cultivation reaches a higher level, he thinks that
those things do not exist and are not believable; this is determined by his level, and his mind is unable to elevate. In other words, on the issue of
the Celestial Eye, some people talk about it one way while others talk about it another way. As a result, they have confused it, and in the end nobody
can explain it clearly. The Celestial Eye, in fact, is something that cannot be explained clearly at the low level. In the past, the structure of the
Celestial Eye belonged to the secret of secrets, and everyday people were forbidden from knowing it. Therefore, throughout history nobody has talked
about it. But here we do not address it based on theories from the past. We use modern science and the simplest modern language to explain it, and we
are addressing its fundamental issues.
The Celestial Eye that we refer to is, in fact, located slightly above and between one’s eyebrows, and it is connected to the pineal body. This is
the main channel. The human body has many additional eyes. The Tao School says that each aperture is an eye. The Tao School calls an acupuncture point
in the body an "aperture" while Chinese medicine calls it an acupuncture point. The Buddha School holds that each sweat pore is an eye. Therefore,
some people can read with the ears, and some can see with the hands or from the back of the head; still others can see with the feet or stomach. It is
Speaking of the Celestial Eye, we will first talk about this pair of physical human eyes. Nowadays, some people think that this pair of eyes can see
any matter or object in this world. Therefore, some people have developed the stubborn notion that only what one can see through the eyes is real and
concrete. They do not believe what they cannot see. In the past, such people were considered to have poor enlightenment quality, though some people
could not explain clearly why these people’s enlightenment quality was poor. No seeing, no believing. That may sound quite reasonable. Yet from the
perspective of a slightly higher level, it is not reasonable. Every time-space is made of matter. Of course, different time-spaces have different
physical structures and various manifesting forms of different lives.
Let me give you an example. In Buddhism, it is said that every phenomenon in human society is illusory and unreal. How are they illusions? Real and
concrete physical objects are placed right here, so who would claim that they are false? A physical object’s form of existence appears like this,
but the way it actually manifests is not. Our eyes, nonetheless, have the capability to stabilize physical objects in our physical dimension to the
state that we can see now. The objects are not actually in this state, and they are not in this state even in our dimension. For instance, what does a
person look like under a microscope? The whole body is made of loose, tiny molecules, just like grains of sand that are in motion. Electrons orbit
nuclei, and the whole body is squirming and moving. The surface of the body is neither smooth nor regular. Any matter in the universe, such as steel,
iron, and rock are the same, and inside, all of their molecular elements are in motion. You cannot see their entire form, and they are actually not
stable. This table is also squirming, yet your eyes cannot see the truth. This pair of eyes can give one a false impression like that.
It is not that we cannot see things at the microscopic level, or that people do not have this capability. People are born with this capability, and
they can see things at a certain microscopic level. Precisely because in this physical dimension we have this pair of eyes, people receive a false
impression and are prohibited from seeing things. Thus, in the past it was said that if people did not believe what they could not see, such people
would be regarded by the community of cultivators as having poor enlightenment quality, as being deluded by the false impressions of everyday people,
and as being lost among everyday people. This is a statement historically made by religions. Actually, we have also found it quite reasonable.
This pair of eyes can stabilize things in this physical dimension of ours to such a state. Besides that, they do not have any other significant
capability. When one looks at something, the image does not form directly in one’s eyes. The eyes are like the lens of a camera, acting only as a
tool. When viewing at a distance, the lens extends; our eyes also assume this function. When looking in the dark, the pupils enlarge. When a camera
takes a picture in the dark, its aperture also enlarges. Otherwise, the entire picture is dark with insufficient light exposure. When one walks into a
very bright outdoor place, one’s pupils contract instantly. One’s eyes would otherwise be dazzled by the light, and one would be incapable of
seeing things clearly. A camera works by the same principle, and the aperture also needs to contract. It can only capture the image of an object, and
it is just a tool. When we actually see things, a person, or see an object’s form of existence, the images are formed in the brain. That is, what we
see through the eyes is sent to the pineal body in the rear of the brain via the optic nerve, and it is then reflected as images in that area. This is
to say that the actual reflected images are seen in the pineal body of the brain. Modern medicine also recognizes this.
The opening of the Celestial Eye that we address avoids using the human optic nerve and opens a passageway between one’s eyebrows so that the pineal
body can directly see the outside. This is called the opening of the Celestial Eye. Some people may ponder: "This isn’t realistic. After all, this
pair of eyes can still serve as a tool, and they can capture images of objects, something impossible without the eyes." Modern medical dissection has
already discovered that the front section of the pineal body is equipped with the complete structure of a human eye. Because it grows inside one’s
skull, it is thus said to be a vestigial eye. Whether it is a vestigial eye or not, our community of cultivators has reservations. Yet modern medicine
has, after all, already recognized that there is an eye in the middle of the human brain. The passageway that we open targets exactly that location,
and this happens to agree completely with the understanding of modern medicine. This eye does not create false images like our pair of physical eyes,
as it sees both the nature of matter and the essence of matter. Therefore, a person with high-level Celestial Eye can see beyond our dimension into
other time-spaces, and he can see scenes that ordinary people cannot see. A person with a low-level Celestial Eye may have the penetrative vision to
see things through a wall and look through a human body. It has precisely this supernormal ability.
The Buddha School talks about five levels of eyesight: Flesh Eyesight, Celestial Eyesight, Wisdom Eyesight, Fa Eyesight, and Buddha Eyesight. These
are the five major levels of the Celestial Eye, and each is subdivided into upper, middle and lower levels. The Tao School talks about nine times nine
or eighty-one levels of Fa Eyesight. We are opening the Celestial Eye for everyone here, but we do not open it at or below Celestial Eyesight. Why?
Though you sit here and have begun to practice cultivation, you are, after all, just beginning from the level of an everyday person with many everyday
people’s attachments still not abandoned. If your Celestial Eye is opened below Celestial Eyesight, you will have what everyday people regard as
supernormal abilities, as you can see things through a wall and see through a human body. If we provided this supernormal ability widely and if
everyone’s Celestial Eye were opened to this level, it would severely disturb ordinary human society and disrupt the state of ordinary human
society: state secrets would be jeopardized; it would be the same whether people wore clothes or not, and you could see people in a house from
outside; while strolling on the street, you could pick up all the top prizes of the lottery if you saw them. That would not be permitted! Think about
it, everyone: Would that still be a human society if everyone’s Celestial Eye were opened to Celestial Eyesight? Severely disturbing the state of
human society is absolutely prohibited. If I indeed opened your Celestial Eye to that level, you might become a qigong master right away. Some people
dreamed before about becoming qigong masters. If their Celestial Eye were opened all of a sudden, they would be able to treat patients. Wouldn’t I
be taking you down an evil path in that case?
Then, at what level do I open your Celestial Eye? I will open your Celestial Eye directly at the level of Wisdom Eyesight. If it were opened at a
higher level, your xinxing would not be adequate. If it were opened at a lower level, it would severely disturb the state of ordinary human society.
With Wisdom Eyesight, you do not have the ability to see things through a wall or see through a human body, but you can see the scenes existing in
other dimensions. What benefits does this have? It can enhance your confidence in the practice. When you indeed see something that everyday people
cannot see, you will think that it certainly exists. No matter whether you can see something clearly at present, your Celestial Eye will be opened at
this level, and this is good for your practice. A true Dafa practitioner can obtain the same result by reading this book, provided that he is strict
with himself in improving xinxing.
What determines one’s Celestial Eye level? It is not that once your Celestial Eye is opened, you are able to see everything—it is not so. There is
still a classification of levels. So, what determines the levels? There are three factors. The first is that one’s Celestial Eye must have a field
going from the inside to the outside, and we call this the essence of qi. What use does it have? It is like a television screen: Without phosphor,
after a television is turned on, it is still just a light bulb. It will only have light, but no images. It is because of phosphor that images are
displayed. Of course, this example is not quite fitting because we see things directly while a television set displays images through a screen. That
is roughly the idea. This bit of the essence of qi is extremely precious, and it is made of a finer substance that is refined from de. Normally, each
person’s essence of qi is different. Perhaps two out of ten thousand people are at the same level.
Celestial Eye level is the direct manifestation of our universe’s Fa. It is something supernatural and closely related to one’s xinxing. If a
person’s xinxing level is low, his level is low. Because of low-level xinxing, much of this person’s essence of qi is lost. If a person’s
xinxing level is high, and in ordinary human society he has from childhood to adulthood cared little for fame, profit, interpersonal conflicts,
personal gain, and various human sentiments and desires, his essence of qi may be preserved relatively better. Therefore, after his Celestial Eye is
opened, he can see things more clearly. A child under six can see things very clearly once his Celestial Eye is opened. It is also easy to open his
Celestial Eye. If I say a word, it will open.
Because of contamination from the powerful current or big dye vat of ordinary human society, the things that people consider correct are, actually,
often wrong. Doesn’t everyone want to live a good life? Desiring a good life may infringe upon others’ interests, whet one’s selfish desires,
take away others’ benefits, or lead to bullying and harming others. One will compete and fight for personal gain among everyday people. Isn’t this
going against the characteristic of the universe? Thus, what people consider correct might not necessarily be correct. In educating a child, an adult
often teaches him, "You should learn to be smart," so that in the future he will get a foothold in ordinary human society. From the perspective of
our universe, "to be smart" is already wrong, for we require following the course of nature and caring little for personal gain. Being so smart, he
intends to pursue self-interest. "Whoever bullies you, go to his teacher and find his parents." "Pick up money if you see it on the ground." The
child is taught this way. From childhood to adulthood, as he receives more things, he will gradually become increasingly selfish in ordinary human
society. He will take advantage of others and lose de.
This substance, de, does not vanish after one loses it. It is transferred to another person. Yet this essence of qi can disappear. If one is very wily
from childhood to adulthood with a strong desire for self-interest and solely seeks profit, this person’s Celestial Eye will, after opening,
normally not work or see things clearly. This does not mean, however, that it will never be functional from that point on. Why? Because in the course
of cultivation practice we try to return to our original, true selves, and through persistent practice we will be able to constantly compensate for it
and recover it. Therefore, one must pay attention to xinxing. We stress holistic improvement and holistic upgrade. If xinxing is upgraded, everything
else will follow up. If xinxing is not upgraded, that bit of essence of qi will not be recovered, either. This is the principle.
The second factor is that when a person practices qigong on his own, his Celestial Eye can also open if his inborn quality is good. Oftentimes, some
people become frightened at the moment when their Celestial Eye opens. Why are they frightened? It is because people usually practice qigong at
midnight, when the night is dark and quiet. As a person practices, he may suddenly see a large eye before his eyes, scaring him abruptly. This scare
is unusually great, and he will not dare to practice qigong after that. How frightening! A blinking eye that is so big is looking at you, and it is
vividly clear. Consequently, some people call it a demon’s eye, while others call it a Buddha’s eye, and so on. In fact, it is your own eye. Of
course, cultivation depends on one’s own efforts, while transforming gong is done by one’s master. The whole process of transforming gong is very
complex, and occurs in other dimensions. The body does not only change in just another one dimension, but in all different dimensions. Can you do that
by yourself? You cannot. These things are arranged by the master and performed by the master. Therefore, it is said that cultivation depends on
one’s own efforts, while transforming gong is done by one’s master. You can only have such a wish and think about it like that, but it is the
master who actually does these things.
Some people open their Celestial Eye through their own practice. We refer to that eye of yours, but you are incapable of developing it by yourself.
Some people have masters who, upon finding out that their Celestial Eye are open, will transform one for them. It is called the real eye. Of course,
some people do not have a master, but there may be a master who passes by. The Buddha School states: "Buddhas are omnipresent." They are so numerous
that they are everywhere. Some people also say: "There are spiritual beings three feet above one’s head," meaning that they are simply countless.
If a passing-by master sees that you have practiced very well with the Celestial Eye opened and that you need an eye, he or she will transform one for
you, which can also count as a result of your own cultivation. In offering salvation to people, there is no condition or consideration for cost,
reward, or fame. They are thus far more noble than the heroes of everyday people. They do it completely out of their benevolent compassion.
After one’s Celestial Eye is opened, a situation will occur: one’s eyes will be severely dazzled by light and feel irritated. It is actually not
irritating your eyes. Instead, it is your pineal body that is irritated, though you feel as if your eyes are irritated. That is because you have not
yet acquired this eye. After you are supplied with this eye, your physical eyes are no longer irritated. A number of our practitioners will be able to
feel or see this eye. Because it embodies the same nature as the universe, it is very innocent and also curious. It looks in to examine whether your
Celestial Eye is open and if it can see things. It looks inside at you as well. At this point your Celestial Eye is open. While it looks at you, you
will be scared upon suddenly seeing it. In fact, this is your own eye. From now on, when you look at things, you will see things through this eye.
Even if your Celestial Eye is open, you will be completely unable to see things without this eye.
The third factor is the differences that are manifested in different dimensions after one makes breakthroughs in levels. This is the issue that truly
determines one’s level. In addition to the main channel for seeing things, people also have many sub-channels. The Buddha School holds that each
sweat pore is an eye, while the Tao School claims that every aperture of the body is an eye. That is, all acupuncture points are eyes. Of course, what
they discuss is still one form of the Fa’s transformations in the body; one can see things from any part of the body.
The level that we refer to is different from that. In addition to the main channel, there are also several major sub-channels in several places, i.e.,
above the two eyebrows, above and below the eyelids, and at the shangen point.1 They determine the issue of making breakthroughs in levels. Of course,
for an average practitioner, if he can see things with these several places, he has already reached a very high level. Some people can also see things
with their physical eyes. They, too, have succeeded in cultivating these eyes that are also equipped with different forms of supernormal abilities. If
this eye is not used well, however, one will always look at one object without seeing the other. That will not work, either. Thus, some people often
see one side with one eye and the other side with the other eye. Yet there is no sub-channel below this eye (the right eye) because it is related
directly to the Fa. People tend to use the right eye to commit wrongdoing; so no sub-channel exists below the right eye. These refer to several major
sub-channels that are developed in one’s In-Triple-World-Fa cultivation.
After reaching an extremely high level and Beyond-Triple-World-Fa cultivation, an eye that resembles a compound eye will form. Specifically, in the
upper face a large eye will appear with numerous tiny eyes within it. Some great enlightened people at very high levels have cultivated so many eyes
that they are all over their faces. All eyes see things through this large eye, and they can see whatever they want. With one glance, they are able to
see all levels. Today, zoologists and entomologists conduct research on flies. A fly’s eye is very big; through microscopy, it is known to have
numerous tiny eyes inside it, and this is called a compound eye. After practitioners reach an extremely high level, this situation may occur. One has
to be many times higher than the Tathagata level to make this possible. Yet an ordinary person cannot see it. People at the average level also cannot
see its existence, and because it exists in another dimension they can only see that he or she is like a normal person. This explains the
breakthroughs in levels. That is to say, it is an issue of whether one can reach different dimensions.
I have basically outlined the structure of the Celestial Eye for everyone. We open your Celestial Eye with an external force, so it is relatively
faster and easier. When I was talking about the Celestial Eye, each of you could feel that your forehead was tight; the muscles felt like they were
piling up together and drilling inward. It was so, wasn’t it? It was like this. As long as you truly put your mind to studying Falun Dafa here,
everyone will feel it; the external force comes very strongly when drilling inward. I have released the specialized energy that opens the Celestial
Eye. Meanwhile, I have also sent out Falun to repair your Celestial Eye. While I was talking about the Celestial Eye, I was opening the Celestial Eye
for everyone, provided they practice cultivation in Falun Dafa. However, not everyone can necessarily see things clearly, and neither can everyone
necessarily see things with it. That has something to do directly with you, yourself. Never mind, as it does not matter if you cannot see things with
it. Take your time to cultivate it. As you constantly upgrade your level, you will gradually be able to see things, and your clouded vision will
become increasingly clear. As long as you practice cultivation and make up your mind to practice cultivation, you will recover all of what you have