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    Let's talk about opening the third eye

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Annihilation, Jan 5, 2015.

    Well guys, I know my last thread about mind control got a lot of views. I tend to be getting a little controversial I guess.

    Anyways, today I wanna talk about opening your third eye. What does it mean? What does it really mean to open your third eye? To be aware? To be the chosen one? This life, this mortal world we live in, what are the things that make us aware?

    A friend of mine who lives in Nevada not too far from Area 51 said to have a third eye means that you came to terms. You know this life is a test and you see things as if we're souls without bodies.

    I think, having a third eye could possibly be just that. But the only thing I know for sure, it's meaningful.

    What is this thing we call life? What is this educational system, really? A way to divide "worthy" people from everyone else?

    The other day, my wife made me cinnamon rolls.
     
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    Opening the third eye? There is a joke in that somewhere...
     
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    The dreaded brown eye!
     
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    As one of my favorite comedians has stated

    - “Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.” - Bill Hicks
     
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    Hey! I have brown eyes!
     
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    You only see a cat's third eye when it saunters away.
     
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    Said joke might include the third leg, accordingly.
     
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    Just from reading this thread it seems when someone tells you to "open your third eye" it's basically just double speak that really means "accept my theological position as the truth."
     
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    Sounds remarkably like any other religion doesn't it?


    Most westerners wouldn't understand the third eye even if it materialized on their forehead in the middle of brushing their teeth. It's sad as without it, you're as blind & ignorant as a newborn kitten.

    And no, the 3rd eye isn't enlightenment pre say. That's part of it, and being aware of the universe & world. That's half the reason why the world is such crap nowadays ... people care for no one but themselves & immediate family [and even then, their immediate family is second behind cool cars & fancy houses & partying].
     
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    I don't think I've taken the levels of LSD necessary to take this thread seriously, in any way.
     
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    See, but what do YOU think it means to have your third eye. To be what?

    To know what?
     
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    Throw in some churros and tequila, might help.
     
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    Yeah, it might. I mean, I like Tool, as I'm assuming you do too. But, nah, the idea of the Third Eye I just can't entertain without at least dropping acid.
     
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    Well not literally growing a third eye in the middle if your forehead but just barely becoming aware in a certain way, like you finally realize something about life that nobody else (maybe few) people know.
     
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    Maybe if you use the Third Eye as a metaphor, then what I would say to that is there is no known objective world view, there are only the degrees of influence of an ideology. You might think your world view, or ideology (I'm using the two interchangeably to basically mean how we see the world) is the most objective and 'real', but even if it's pretty good, you'll still carry around some illusion, or someone else will have a world view just as legitimate that just differs from your own.

    There is a term 'Accepting the legitimacy of other people's narratives' and those who speak of their world view as the correct, totalizing one like they do with reference to a Third Eye are, it often seems to me, ignoring this. Some aspects of ideology are inescapable, they are built into the development of our very consciousness.
     
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    But is there anything you look at and go, "ah, I see how that is. They can't fool me. I know exactly what's going on here and others don't. Haha, I know the truth!"

    Like that?
     
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    Sure.

    Don't get me wrong, I do see your point, but just because you can see through the doublethink in our society doesn't mean you've broken away from ideology completely.

    I am fully aware I still have lingering Socialist feelings, and even though I've said to myself I might vote Tory if I honestly think they are the better choice at the moment, I can't help but notice I have never once voted conservative, and I honestly feel a little weird when I'm standing at the ballet box entertaining the notion. I have two degrees that require critical thinking and logic to pass (currently working on a third at masters level) but I still find myself lapsing into ideology - I can't help it, I'm only human.
     
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    Actually yes. My grandfather was a Hindu priest [and yes they do marry, they're not all celibate] he taught us everything about his religion.

    But there's no point in telling you though because anyone that understands the third eye knows its different for everyone.


    Hence why I said westerners don't know or understand what the third eye is as you expect me to explain it to you.
     
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    Who exactly does "westerners" refer to? If you're referring to race then your statement implies that knowledge and ability to learn certain things are linked to ethnicity, a very contentious statement indeed. If you are speaking geographically then your statement seems to ignore both the ability for people of all parts of the world to share knowledge regardless of the distance and the fact that virtually all types of people from all theological and cultural backgrounds can be found in pretty much every corner of the world.
     
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    I sense contradiction here. Your grandfather taught you everything there is to know about his religion, and yet you claim there's no point in teaching others. So, did you acquire what knowledge you have through self-meditation? Or did your grandfather have input in teaching you and leading you towards understanding? If yes, what makes you think teaching others would be pointless?

    Seems to me that you have a superiority issue... I could be wrong, but your posts come across as extremely angry. (for example, in that heavy emphasis of "you" by both italicising and bolding it. As though "you" is a derogatory term)
     
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    I would have to concur with this assessment, as I too got more or less that vibe. The extreme emphasis on that particular word does make it seem rather condescending. Hell, my first post probably came off rather condescending and dismissive, but the "you" just takes it to whole new levels.

    This would probably pass as unnecessary nitpicking on any other forum, but since this is a forum specifically about about conveying a certain message via the written word I would say it is fairly on topic here. If I were to see just that use of italics written in a book I would expect it was intended to convey a sense of condescension (sorry if I'm starting overuse the word at this point), but two layers of emphasis seems rather uncalled for.
     
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    Christ, this has made me paranoid about how my posts are read. To be honest, I do a lot. I've been accused in the past of having a lofty, elitist tone - I don't mean to.
     
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    Are we talking third eye as in one of the seven primary chakra points (spiritual or otherwise), the controversial all-seeing eye, or a metaphor for being insightful? The opening post makes it seem like the third option, but just making sure.
     
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    At this point, no one seems to know.
     
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    All I currently know is that I have no idea what's going on and am the third wheel in this conversation. Though I'd like to be enlightened just a little bit. :whistle:
     

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