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The Third Eye

In Spirituality, many times the words “Third Eye” are used. What is it?
I found the explanation of Sadhguru from the Isha foundation, very interesting.
He explains the significance of the third eye but also explains the meaning of the different chakras while an individual develops his/her spiritual life.

Obviously, what he explains matches in a way my own experience which was explained here:
http://healthycelibacy.blogspot.com/2009/03/chakra-system-spirituality-and.html

For those who would like additional information about the chakras, you could find that information here:
http://www.tantra-kundalini.com/anahata.htm

Why is it important to know about the chakra system? (7 main chakras)
Because those are energetic centers of the self. Through those centers we could “ingest” energies or vibrations as well as to send that energy out. Thus, we could protect ourselves by closing those at will, or we could work on a particular chakra to allow for the energetic channels to “open up.”

When these channels are “clear,” there is the experience of bliss or peace, which may last for a small period of time, until we find a way to “clear” the issues. Those issues are usually psychological or emotional in my experience.

As we experience our own spiritual development, we could experience in which chakra we are located in that evolution at a certain time.

Question: Dear brother….its today 1mnth at BK and after first three days i felt that i was in touch with Paramaatma but after that there were no thoughts in next three-six days….worried i m not but still worried….I never trusted God but knew there is power….Yes many times said words scolded Him but never knew it is a forever journey…..Was in conflict with parents,sisters,wife,friends because of my ego but after i am family of BK i realise my mistakes but it seems i cannot let go those deeds…..actually i still do not know my mind is it in muddha,kshipta,vikshipta,ekagra or niruddha state…..i feel my mind has everything but still my mind has nothing is it blank will i ever get to reach the Ultimate Soul,My Father…..please help….i am small business man and yes i need money because i made a wife enter my life my parents want me to earn now my childrens want things and this way when i meditate these thoughts come yes i try to be deattatched but will i not be hurting them if i cannot perform my responsibilities…..please Brother show me a way……

Thank you for your question.
Dear soul,

Your Drama is perfect. It is for you. Don’t think that you have to deny your family and work to be with God. That is just an idea which may work for some but no for others.

Spiritual efforts to maintain clarity of mind despite the situation is “true spirituality.” If you are dependent on others; what others tell you, that means that you do not have what it takes to discover your own path.

Trust life. Give yourself time for meditation, explore the self in this way. That is all what is needed. Let changes happen gradually. Improve your diet, provide the environment for your family to grow and prosper but you don’t have to provide for their whims and fantasies.

Don’t think that having greater free time means that you can “do more service,” or become “better” spiritually. That is a myth.

It is just about feeling the real self. Nothing more than that. If you could realize the self while in your small shop, that would be it. Nothing complicated, nothing exotic, nothing that requires money, nor social status nor a religion… not even “time”….just your complete awareness.

You can use your experience with God to guide you. Because you have experienced, you have a better idea on how to get there.

Best wishes!