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The only source of happiness is inside. So whenever you meditate, try to get in touch with that source. It’s only one little center inside the so-called brain. It’s there, physically inside the brain. Every little nerve and center is responsible for something in our being — psychologically, emotionally and physically. And another one is spiritually responsible for our enlightenment and eternal happiness. There is a little center, almost in the middle of the brain physically. From here (Master points to the middle of Her forehead) and here (the top of the head) go inward into two-thirds of the head. The wisdom eye center must be there, really inside.

So when you look with the wisdom eye, it means you are trying to make contact with that center. Even just sometimes, when you make contact there, in just a matter of seconds you immediately feel different. There is a flash of light and then you feel elated for a long time. Of course you cannot always get in touch with that center, or you are not consciously always in touch with that center. But keep practicing. Practice makes the Master. That’s what we do. I am still doing it. I need my happiness to “deal” with all of you! I will die if I don’t have this joyful energy to give me something every day to carry on with my work.

You cannot always keep on giving. You will be depleted if you give with the ego or the physical strength of an ordinary human being. Then you will come down in your spiritual practice, and you will become bad and sour. And that’s how many so-called gurus became bad, sour and degraded after some time. Perhaps in the beginning they were very pure, very holy and very saintly. But because the method of their practice was not correct and was not directing them toward this forever giving, eternally content center (Master gestures toward the wisdom eye center), they gave everything they had, with all the best intentions, and then they crumbled. They succumbed to all kinds of traps and temptations, like the pressures of society and every circumstance around them.

But these people are very pitiful. If they are such people, we feel more sorry for them. Because they haven’t been able to stand themselves, and they have been forced to run. That’s why they failed. And that’s why I always emphasize to you that you must meditate. Not so that you become good disciples, no, but to save yourselves.

From “The Source of Eternal Happiness”
News 133, Master Says
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Hsihu Center, Formosa
June 19, 1995
(originally in English) Videotape #481

If we want to see our own Nature or our Buddha Nature, we have to see through a different eye, through a different perception. This eye is what we call the wisdom eye or Buddha’s eye, the heavenly eye, or what the Christians call the single eye. Jesus said, “If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of Light.” What does that mean? Should we put our eyes together and make them become one like cross-eyed people? No, even like that we will see no light. So the eye that is mentioned in the Buddhist scriptures, the Christian Bible and the other scriptures is not the physical eye, but the single eye within our wisdom, within our ocean of consciousness. Actually, there is no eye. But because we can see everything from Heaven to hell, from this world to the Buddha’s Land, we call that an eye. So, to open this eye we need someone who can show us the way to do it, just like when we want to drive a car, we need someone who already knows how to drive the car to help us.

From “The Supreme Eye”
News 133, Master Says
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
California, USA
October 14, 1989
(originally in English)

Q: Could you speak about the third eye and the chakras?

M: The third eye is the true eye of our being. “If thy eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of Light.” That is the third eye. Mostly we see the physical manifestation of God with the physical eyes. But if we want to see God as a non-manifested being, we use the spiritual eye, which we call the third eye. In the physical body, the connection between Heaven and Earth is in that third eye center. And actually during meditation, sometimes you see that eye, a single eye, just like your eye but just one single eye. That’s called the third eye, or spiritual eye, or wisdom eye or heavenly eye. Whatever, it’s the same.

And the heart chakra is not where the heart is, but it’s the invisible heart energy that is around the heart. Just like you have an aura surrounding your body, this is the aura surrounding the heart. And the heart chakra is the place where you concentrate if you want to intensify your feelings about something — about love, even about hatred, anything. That is when you use your heart. But if we want to know wisdom, we have to concentrate on the wisdom chakra, which is the third eye again.

We have different chakras in the body — chakras at the feet, charkas at the knees, a chakra at the sexual organs, a chakra at the stomach or the solar plexus, a chakra at the heart, a chakra at the throat, a chakra here (Master points to the wisdom eye center), and the crown chakra. So depending on the purpose of your searching, you concentrate on that chakra. If you concentrate on the wisdom eye, everything intensifies. This is the center of all chakras, the headquarters of our being. So once we concentrate there, we free ourselves and we intensify everything. You love even better, and you understand things better. Your food tastes better. And you work better; you think better; you create things better, you paint better, and so on. Everything intensifies.

From “The Wisdom Eye — The Most Mystical Chakra”
News 133, Selected Questions and Answers
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
International three-day Retreat in Cape Town, South Africa
November 28-30, 1999
(originally in English) Videotape #673

Q: I want to know the difference between the wisdom in the wisdom eye, the wisdom in one’s heart, and the voices in the mind?

M: The mind has no wisdom. It just records what you encounter every day, or what’s been put into it. For example, say that your mother kept telling you, “Don’t eat ice cream, because, because, because...” So whenever you see ice cream, your mind starts screaming and you don’t eat it, “...Because, because, because...” It’s just like a record player.

And the heart is not a wisdom center; it’s a center for feeling. That’s why when you love someone, you say, “Oh-h-h-! It’s an affair of the heart.” The wisdom center is here. (Master points to the center of the forehead) Because we are in a physical body, I have to say it’s somewhere. The wisdom center is not in there, of course. But if you are in the physical body, you have to find it in there. Inside the middle of your brain, there is a spot. That’s to start with. And later you find out that you are everywhere. You are the wisdom; you don’t need to find the wisdom. But you have to start from somewhere. The heart chakra is functioning for some other reason, not for finding wisdom. And besides, the real heart is not the physical one that’s pounding in your chest.

From “The Invisible Source of Wisdom”
News 133, Selected Questions and Answers
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Los Angeles, California, USA
October 30, 1999
(originally in English) Videotape #665

Many scientists have now discovered a kind of “joy spot” or place of joy inside the brain. They’ve even located where it is. So that’s what we look through. We say we look forward, but actually when we close our eyes, we look inward. Because at that time, there is no space; there is no front, no back, no left and no right anymore. It is just spacious inside our inner kingdom. So we look inward and at that time, when we try to locate that so-called “joy spot” or what we call the wisdom eye, we feel happy. We call it the wisdom eye; the scientists call it a lot of names, such as joy spot or memory center. It’s good for us to be affirmed in this way, but [actually], we don’t need it.

From “Locate the ‘Joy Spot’ and Contact the Source of Happiness”
News 161, Pearls of Wisdom
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Los Angles, California, USA
July 5 and 6, 1997
(originally in English) Videotape #587

Q: Please tell me or teach me about the third eye.

M: It is not really an eye; it’s the center of all wisdom, all knowing, all love and all compassion. Once you have access to this center, you’ll know everything, you will have everything within yourself so that you will feel very contented and you will never feel that you’re unhappy or that you lack anything in this world.

From “Accessing the Center of All Wisdom Brings Us Bliss and Contentment”
News 161, Selected Questions and Answers
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Tokyo, Japan
May 7, 2000
(originally in English) DVD #693

Q: I understand that originally human beings had a third eye but that it has regressed. Is it possible, by our own power, to open this third eye?

M: Yes, we can. We must only know how, but along with the opening of the third eye, there are pros and cons or side effects. So if you want to open the third eye, you also need a little information to avoid some of the unpleasant side effects. You have to know where to look, how to protect yourself, how to choose what to see and how to know what’s real. So we help you to do that. The third eye you can open yourself; we just show you how.

From “Through the Master’s Guidance Everyone’s Third Eye is Opened”
News 161, Selected Questions and Answers
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Tokyo, Japan May 7, 2000
(originally in English) DVD #693

Q: How do you develop the third eye?

M: You don’t develop the third eye; it’s already there. We can’t develop what is not material. The third eye is just a way of speaking; there isn’t an eye at all! It just means that normally we have two eyes and see things in a limited vision. But if we have the other eye, the third eye, we can see things in the whole universe. That’s why it’s called the third eye. Actually, the soul doesn’t need the eye to see, doesn’t need ears to hear, doesn’t need any sensory apparatus to perceive things. That’s the highest Truth, that’s the highest perception, without having to use any fleshly instruments. That is our soul power, the Supreme Master within us, which knows all things, hears all things in all ways, everywhere.

That’s what we have to find. Because we are the Supreme Master of all the universe, can you imagine how great you are, and how you live your life now? (Master sighs.) That’s why I feel very sorry for you. You come here to listen to me, but you shouldn’t have to do it! We are equals, we are exactly the same, and we have the same power. You shouldn’t even have to respect me; that’s a very sad thing. You know it if you accept what I say and then you know just what I know, what Christ knows, what Buddha knows.

From “How to Develop the Third Eye”
News 133, Selected Questions and Answers
Spoken by Supreme Master Ching Hai
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
March 28, 1993
(originally in English) Videotape #343


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