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It is said “Face is the index of the mind and Eyes are the mirror of the soul”. How true is it…isn’t it? Our eyes reveal everything that’s going on inside us. We may smile and pretend to be happy from outside, but if someone looks into our eyes, they will see the real feelings.
We acknowledge or ignore with eyes and make all sorts of gestures through them. Being one of the most delicate & sensitive organs of the body, nature has blessed us with two eyes, through which we all see & experience the world. Without eyes, no sights, scenes or color patterns can be experienced, nor can we perceive anything exactly as it is & beyond. Eyes communicate both ways; i.e. they can receive impressions and transmit expressions, without uttering a single word.
One can virtually speak through the eyes. Silence, they say, is the climax of speech, and eyes are the medium for that. Eyes can smile, express love, hatred, sympathy and many more emotions that develop within us. It is said that no river flows deeper than the tears from our eyes, because eyes shed tears in diametrically opposite states of joy and grief. In shame or deceit, eyes get automatically lowered, we raise them to make a point & we see ‘eye to eye’ with each other on an agreement.
When we are angry, our eye’s become red and in extreme anger they pop out. And yet, our external eyes are merely a functionary of the ‘inner eye’ or the mind. The state of our mind directs our eyes to act according to its likes and dislikes, pride and prejudices.
A vice-afflicted soul will use his/her eyes for vicious purposes viz. to express lust, anger, greed, attachment, ego, jealousy, hatred etc., whereas a pious person will communicate love, mercy, appreciation, sympathy, encouragement, good wishes and blessings through his eyes. We can be called civilized only when we are ‘civil-eyed’ i.e. vice less. If we are vicious and ‘criminal-eyed’, then our actions will be unrighteous and sinful which would spread sorrow and suffering around us. What we see & express through our eyes depends largely on our the state of mind, outlook and attitudes. Of the five sensory organs in our body, eyes are the most powerful that enable the soul to perceive. However not much is ever talked about the “third eye” that is non- physical and therefore invisible to the physical eyes and can be visualized with ‘divine intellect’ or ‘divine insight’ bestowed by the Supreme. It is the “third eye” which looks inward to seek truths about our true reality. It is also known as “the eye of knowledge & it opens with ‘self realization’& with regular practice of raj yoga.
When the third eye ‘opens up’, our thinking process changes, light comes into our life and we experience ‘ the real self’ and ‘others’ with a new vision of clarity. Compassion, truth and love fill our heart and so our vision. There is a true feeling that everyone is of good quality and beloved, but without duality. This light also lets us clearly see what is going on around us, what is important and what we need to ignore.
It is as if an inner spark has been lit, before there was a feeling of darkness & ignorance. Our life becomes one of inspiring, of quality, of value and filled with mercy, love and truth ,bringing us close to our original nature, which in turn enlightens ourselves, as well as the people around us through positive vibes, creating heavenly living..