The Eyeless Eye
When the Zen master Satcho was asked where the demarcation line lies between this vale of tears and the earthly paradise of fulfillment and peace, he answered:
"The eye is the demarcation line."
Paradise ... is accessible now and here, for it is our everyday world, but perceived by the awakened eye.
The field of vision is something open, but its openness is not due to our looking.
I am, as it were, an eye that the cosmos uses to look at itself.
The Mind is not mine alone; the Mind is everywhere.
Rudy Rucker, The Fourth Dimension
Real vision is eyeless.
It is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
Jesus of Nazareth
Standing on the bare ground, my head bathed by the blithe air, and uplifted into infinite space, all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball. I am nothing. I see all. The currents of the Universal Being circulate through me - I am part or parcel of God.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jesus said to them: When you make the two one… then you will go into the Kingdom.
Gospel of Thomas
By what means do this body or mind perceive? Can they perceive with the eyes, ears…?
No. Your own Nature, being essentially pure and utterly still, is capable of perception.
There is no seer but Him, no one to hear but him, no one thinking, no one aware but Him. He is the Self, the Ruler within, the One Immortal.
Seeing truly is not merely a change in the direction of seeing, but a change in its very center, in which the seer himself disappears.
Ramesh S Balsekar
Of inconceivable power am I; without eyes I see; without ears I hear.
Partly sourced from: www.headless.org