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.
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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