1. As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2. And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3. Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4. We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5. While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6. When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7. and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing.
The Healing of the Blind Man corresponds to the Ajna chakra of the Indian tradition. Ajna chakra is the location of the opening of the third eye on the forehead.
In Sanskrit, Mala is what covers and conceals and limits access to the divine Consciousness. The word mala has the following meanings:
1. Any bodily excretion or secretion (saliva) 2. Dirt or dust 3. Sin, moral impurity
The washing of the saliva mixed with dust represents the removal of the mala leading to the removal of the darkness of ignorance, the access to the divine consciousness and the disappearance of sins.
In the Indian tradition, salivation is associated with the production of the nectar of immortality, Ambrosia. In the Khecari-Mudra technique of Tantric Hatha Yoga, the tongue is turned back to obstruct the throat and so produce saliva abundantly as the nectar of immortality (Amrita). It is said that the nectar of immortality can “cleanse” the disciple’s eyes, removing the darkness of ignorance, restoring a vision of eternal truth and relieving the pain caused by lack of spiritual knowledge.
The dust made clay with the saliva
The dust of the feet of the Guru cleanses as no ritual ablutions can, is holy and wipes off all sins.
Soundarya Lahari 3 – The dust under your feet, Oh Goddess great, Is like the city of the rising sun, that removes all darkness.
John 9:3 – Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
The dust of the Lotus Feet is most purifying; through it sinners become pure and are redeemed.