Shiva’s Third Eye

October 3, 2016

Lord Shiva is always depicted with three eyes. As long as his third eye is closed Maya can exist because then Shiva has but two eyes, duality; and Maya is the essence of duality. But when the third eye (the eye of Jnana – transcendent wisdom) opens, he sees only unity. That third eye cannot differentiate in any way so the cosmos, which can exist only through duality, must be dissolved. As long as Lord Shiva’s third eye is open, nothing can exist but the undifferentiated condition. When it again closes then Shiva becomes subject to duality, and the cosmos can again arise.

(Robert E. Svoboda: Aghora – At the Left Hand of God)

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