We need to close our physical eyes so that our

inner spiritual eyes will open.  For the physical eye,

though a remarkable anatomical evolution and a

powerful tool, sees only through the graded lenses

of the ego.

The material world becomes the only reality

it can perceive.

It is blind to the vast invisible world which is our

real home.It takes practice to be able to look into

the physical world with spiritual eyes.

To gaze without taking possession,

without categorizing or judging,

without accumulating worldly status and merit;

to perceive directly instead of interpreting,

making copies.The desperate craving of the

worldly human incarcerated in constant suffering

while careering towards oblivion in their death,

is acute. They cannot let go,

always hedging their bets,

having reserves in case they are left with

nothing and fall into an abyss created by

their terrible fear.

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This way of looking can dominate

even in the presence of sacred images.  

The serene images and altar adornments

may be rendered permanent by the physical eyes,

continual shots taken by the

acquisitive camera and then archived.

The Master carves such sublime images of

all holy emanations exactly so that disciples

can overcome this kind of obsessive greed

and self-centered cherishing.

But the human spirit has no need of relying on memories

and labels, or stored images.

Such images are etched on the heart,

simply a reflection of our divine origins

of light and love.

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