‘The third eye of an Initiate is an antenna which puts him in touch with the divine world. We would do well to practise concentrating on our third eye every day; it is a very good exercise which makes it possible to attain an extraordinary degree of elevation from which we see things from a quite different point of view. Imagine two people who are examining a very large sphere: one of them is standing on the outside and one on the inside.
The person outside the sphere says that it is convex, while the one who is inside contradicts them and says that it is concave: if they stick to their limited points of view, the argument can only become more and more acrimonious and they will never agree.
These two people are science and religion: science looks at the universe from the outside and says that it is convex, whereas religion looks at it from the inside and says that it is concave. And then a third person comes along and says: ‘You are both right and both wrong: the universe is neither concave nor convex, it is both at the same time!’
Yes, they can say this because they see things simultaneously from inside and from outside. The inner eye, intuition, sees both aspects at once; it is this intuition that we must cultivate in order to see both inwardly and outwardly at the same time.’
To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
For more information see Complete Works, Vol. 1, The Second Birth, Love, Wisdom, Truth