The Dharma of the ‘Eye’ and the Dharma of the ‘Heart
Having discussed the causes of reincarnation from a microcosmic perspective, we will now focus on the question, what is that which breaks the cycle of
rebirth? We will base our discussion entirely on The Voice of the Silence, exploring the way that this booklet attempts to outline the path to the end of
mental formations and dependent origination, a sort of reversal path to the twelve nidānas. Then we will look into the notion that after breaking the cycle of rebirth two paths are unfolded: the path of the Pratyeka- Buddha and the path of the Bodhisattva, referred by H.P.B. as the dharma of the ‘eye’ and the dharma of the ‘heart.’ Dharma is a very important notion in The Voice of the Silence and we will briefly discuss its meaning, as well as the reasons why the dharma of the ‘eye’ and the one of the ‘heart’ are so important. We will close by delving into the pāramitās of perfection.