Thursday, October 21, 2010

Modes of vision

In one of my previous posts, I spoke about why we are not able to perceive the beauty and splendor of our "Self" and the Almighty Intelligence behind everything. Those who have not read can read it here: Perception. In this post I attempt to explain three modes of vision.

If the doors of perception were cleaned every thing would appear to man as it is.

To understand and explore this beautiful existence we have been gifted by sight. There are three modes of vision or knowing: eye of flesh, eye of mind and eye of contemplation.

Eye of flesh discloses the material, concrete world; eye of mind discloses the symbolic, conceptual and linguistic world; eye of contemplation discloses the spiritual transcendental and transpersonal world. These are not three different worlds, but three different aspects of our one world, disclosed by different modes of knowing and perceiving.

These three modes of vision or knowing have a development sequence lower to higher. In the first year of a baby’s life, eye of flesh develops and evolves to disclose the material, concrete world of solid surfaces, forms, colors and objects. Slowly, as the baby grows, it starts to understand the world through eye of mind. The eye of mind will increasingly emerge and develop, disclosing in its turn the world of ideas, symbols, concepts, images, values, meanings and intentions. If development continues beyond the mind via meditative disciplines then the eye of contemplation opens and discloses the world of spirit, of subtle energies and insights, of radical intuition and transcendental illumination.

You have been gifted with these three modes of knowing, it is up to each person how he uses them to know the ultimate reality, to know the beauty and grandeur of creation, to experience the splendor of consciousness, to know his fundamental identity, to know his connection with all beings, all the things in universe and GOD.

Authored by GANDHARV

*collated from external sources

Monday, October 18, 2010


Here his wife is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. 

He brought her food and attended to her with love  and compassion.

He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead.  He tried to move her....a rarely-seen effort for swallows!

Aware that his sweetheart is dead and will never come back to him again, he cries with adoring love.

He stood beside her, saddened of her death.

Finally aware that she would never return to him,he stood beside her body with sadness and sorrow.

Millions of people cried after watching this picture in America, Europe and in Asia . It is said that the  photographer sold these pictures for a nominal fee to the  most famous newspaper in France . All copies of that
newspaper were sold out on the day these pictures were published.

 And many people think animals don't have a brain or feelings?????

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Keep Your Mind Open

Keep your mind open,
Keep your mind open else you cannot open your mind.

Keep your mind open,
Keep your mind open else you cannot know the unknown.

Keep your mind open,
Keep your mind open else you cannot open the 7 doors of mind.

Keep your mind open,
Keep your mind open this can make you know who you are.

People should not limit their understanding and should be of open mind. When you limit your mind it’s like limiting your growth and learning. It limits your opportunities and obstructs the path you are traveling.

 Life becomes very dull when the person does not explore the truth of his existence and creation. Each person has great potential in him. To know anything worthwhile in this life it requires great self effort. Just as we spend time in the study of other subjects similarly one should dedicate himself to study the nature of mind. It is this mind that can take you to the core of your being.

Don’t come to any kind of conclusion from the books you read or what you hear from others when you are investigating the truth of life. You would have read and heard about many sacred texts but it is similar to a blind man listening to what people describe. Different people write different things based on their level of understanding and experience. Observe, learn from everything and come to a conclusion only after your true experience.

Only when you start your search for truth can you study the nature of it. Keep your mind open to all the ideas and experiment on them. Without experimenting you can never know the truth of life, you can never know the splendor, the beauty of your existence.

Authored by GANDHARV

Friday, October 1, 2010


Every person undergoes these two states: state of depression; state of happiness.

I want to share a small lesson that I learnt from watching the sky the other day.

Observe the vastness of the sky - that is how we should be. We should have a broad vision and a large heart.  By large heart I mean a heart large enough to accept life as it is and face it courageously. And the clouds - sometimes the clouds are dark and sometimes they are white and they keep moving. Similarly a person’s life is filled with sadness like dark clouds and happiness like white clouds. They are moving all the time. We should learn to tolerate them and remain non- attached as the sky is detached from the clouds. And the glowing Sun during the day time and moon during the night represents the hope of light in everyone’s life – during difficult times.

I believe everything in life has a reason; it may be difficult to know what may happen in future or why it happened so in the past. But one day when time comes, we will definitely be able to connect all the dots in life.

Authored by GANDHARV