Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Top of the Head

“One hundred and one, the veins of the heart. One of them runs up to the crown of the head. Going up by it, he reaches the immortal.”-Katha Upanishad, 6.16

“It comes to us from the Universal through the Christ within, which has already been born within us all. As a minute speck it enters through the Christ, or super conscious mind, the place of receptivity within our selves. Then it must be carried to the mount or highest within our selves, the very top of the head. It is held there. We must then allow the Holy Spirit to descend.”
-Baird T. Spalding Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East:Vol. 1, pg.23

“Man is created perfect in the image of his Creator. Then after closing the door (at the top of the head) and falling from grace into the uninhibited expression of his own human will, he begins the slow climb upward… With this turn man rises upward, bringing into predominant function each of the higher centers. The door at the crown of the head then opens, and he merges into wholeness of all Creation, whence he sprang.” -Book of the Hopi, Frank Waters pg.33

“The human body is a vessel into which consciousness pours, according to the individual capacity, filling the body via the nervous system.”
-Svoboda, 53

“Its roots above, its branches below, this is the eternal banyan tree. That alone is the Bright! That is Brahman! That alone is called the Immortal!”
-Katha Upanishad, 6.1

“It is said that there is an imperishable banyan tree that has its roots upward and its branches down and whose leaves are the Vedic hymns. One who knows this tree is knower of the Vedas. The branches of this tree extend downward and upward, nourished by the three modes of nature. The twigs are the objects of the senses. This tree also has roots going down, and these are bound to the fruitive actions of human society. The real form of this tree cannot be perceived in this world. No one can understand where it ends, where it begins, or where its foundation is. But with determination one must cut down this strongly rooted tree with the weapon of detachment. Thereafter, one must seek that place from which, having gone, one never returns, and there surrender to that Supreme personality of the Godhead from whom everything began and from whom everything has extended since time immemorial.”

“The Lord is on my head like a crown and I shall not be without him, the crown of truth was woven for me and caused your branches to blossom in me, the crown is not dry and sterile, you live and blossom on my head, your fruits are full and perfect and filled with salvation.”
-Odes of Solomon, The Other Bible

“Just as a face clearly appears in a spotless mirror, in the same way, the Self shines in all its splendor in the mind purified by Shiva’s Shaktipat.” (Shaktipat refers to the energy that has risen to the top of the head).
-Abhinavagupta, Paramarthasara.

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, this is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand and when ye turn to the left.”
-Isaiah, 30:2

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