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Where did the phrase the eyes are the window to your soul originate?
"A person's thoughts can be ascertained by looking in his or her eyes. The proverb has been traced back in English to 'Regiment of Life' (1545). But the proverb was known much earlier. Cicero (106-43 B.C.) is quoted as saying, 'Ut imago est animi voltus sic indices oculi' (The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter). The L*tin proverbs, 'Vultus est index animi' or 'Oculus animi index,' are usually translated as 'The face is the index of the mind.' The French say, 'Les yeux sont le miroir de l'dme (The eyes are the mirror of the soul). 'The eyes are the window of the soul' is a variant form of the proverb..." From "Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996). http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/41/messages/1097.html It is called the 'Third Eye' which in reality, is the Pineal Gland. It is the Spiritual Third Eye, our Inner Vision, and it is considered the Seat of the Soul. http://www.strayreality.com/Lanis_Strayreality/thirdtyepinealgland.htm The pineal gland is a tiny organ in the center of the brain that played an important role in Descartes' philosophy. He regarded it as the principal seat of the soul and the place in which all our thoughts are formed. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/pineal-gland/#2 The eyes are the extended organs of the pineal gland.
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There could be older or more specific references, but the Bible teaches: Matthew 6:2222 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole bo…dy shall be full of light.
Scintillating soul is alliteration.
Eyes do not lie. They reflect emotional states and awareness. A person can express themselves, in facial expression, any way to fit a specific need or situation. It is not pos…sible to control the natural presentation of the eye during events where the conscience (soul) is involved. Emotions cause the brain to release certain endorphines which can cause certain variances in the eye's prestentation. For instance; when a lie is being told, the eyes will change and become darker and the pupil will constrict, as if to protect itself; while most people can't control eye movement, they will look away during the event. Another "tell" is when the perpetraitor tries to control the eye movement, sometimes locking onto the other person's eyes, only to look "through" them and not at them. Then you will see a blank stare and the pupils will be dialated because the teller's mind doesn't want be present and the endorphine release makes the whites of the eyes darker. When a person is truthful and present with no inhibitions, the iris is clear and the pupils are stable and consistent; the whites are clear and bright. No matter what a person does to disguise themselves they cannot control how the eyes appear without artificial means, such as custom contacts. Ultimately, the safest way to guage is by eye contact.
i think the inference is that your eye lids are like a skin that need to be peeled back so that your eyes are open. like you peel a banana to reveal what's inside. you peel ba…ck your eye lids so you can see what's going on. I have been lead to believe that it derives from Peel Towers that were built along the English Scottish borders in the 1400's. Peel towers were small fortified keeps or tower houses intended as watch towers where signal fires could be lit by the garrison to warn of approaching danger. So to keep your eyes peeled is a reference to being watchful. #3- it derives from an old verb pill, came to us from the Latin root pilare, meaning "to take the hair off, pluck". From about the 17th century on, pill was commonly spelt peel and took on the sense of "to remove or strip" in the weakened sense of removing an outer covering, such as a fruit. The figurative sense of keeping alert, by removing any covering of the eye that might impede vision. The Peel Tower answer would be cool...if it were true. Still a great answer.
Is the correct expression the eyes are the mirror of the soul or the eyes are the window to the soul?
The eyes are windows to the soul.
Matthew 6:22: "The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is simple, your whole body will be bright; Luke 11:34: The lamp of the body is your eye. When your eye is si…mple, your whole body is also bright; but when it is wicked, your body is also dark.
« Eyes are the window to the soul .»This 16th century proverb is often quoted in literature and lifebecause it is true. As a matter of fact,It is the most sincere physical m…eans of expression and the one who reveals the lie, the hypocrisy, the envy and the love, the desire, the sincerity, the sadness, the enjoyment. Therefore, eyes are the window to the truth. A glance can tell many things about me and my personality or even about my feelings, my mood. We can't lie or pretend to be someone that we are not.
Eyes are not so much windows into a person's "soul" (if you can define what that is), as they are a means of determining how an individual is feeling, if they're telling the t…ruth, if they're guilty, lying, earnest, etc. Our eyes are very good at betraying our emotions to others and play a key role in face-to-face communication. So, do I think eyes are the windows into a person's spiritual soul? No. But we can come to consensus that how a person looks (with their eyes) can tell us an awful lot about who they are in the moment. Taking that into consideration, a individual skilled in reading "eyemotions" could conceivably "look into your soul", metaphorically speaking.
Answer The eyes are seen as the window to the soul because they can give clues as to what another person is thinking. We all know that when people just smile… with their mouths, the smile is probably false. When the smile includes the eyes, then it is probably genuine. Similarly, boredom can sometimes be detected by a blank stare. Much can be learnt from whether a person is willing to look us in the eye, or averts the gaze. We can also unconsciously judge whether a person is being honest by how often he or she blinks.
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian a…ccent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water Boy".
Answer The eyes are likened to the windows of the heart in �Mark 7:20-23. I can find none that say; they are the "windows to the soul" Answer There s…eems to be a great deal of debate over the origins of the phrase, "the eyes are the windows to the soul." Some credit Immanuel Kant. Max Beerbohm cites it in his own quote, "I do not need a book of quotations to know that the eyes are the windows to the soul." Other sources simply state that it is an old English or Arab proverb. I haven't been able to find the phrase in any translation of the Bible to which I have access. Mark 7:20-23 may hint at such a thought, but some translations make no references to the eyes. Answer It doesnt seem to reference. http://bibleresources.bible.com/keywordsearchresults.php?keywordall&version125&sortorderMark+7%3A20-23&passage2&passage4&version10&version30&version561&Submit.y=9 The Lamp of The Body is The Eye Matthew 6:22,23 says "The lamp of the body is the eye. If, then, your eye is simple, your whole body will be bright; but if your eye is wicked, your whole body will be dark. If in reality the light the that is in you is darkness, how great that darkness is!" KJV - Luke 11:33-36 indicates:11:33No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 11:34The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. 11:35Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 11:36If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.NOTE:the word single is interpreted as clear. Ref Luke 11:33-36; King James Version (KJV): In addition to what I previously posted for "Eyes are the window to the soul". I find its origin in the bible 58 to 68 A.D. Matthew 6 22-23. Matthew 6:22-23 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness In the 1st book of Clements 19:3 (From the Codex Sinaiticus) a mention is made to this line. If the age of the book is true then this can be comfortably set around the 1400's. 19:3 Let us behold him in spirit, and look with the eyes of the soul to his long-suffering will.
The Bard--- William Shakespeare. A quote from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
It's about exacting punishment or retaliation. If you neighbour breaks, say, one of your windows, you can get him/her to repair one but not the whole lot, or if he broke one o…f your windows you can, if you want 'revenge' break one of his windows and but not the whole lot. If he kills a sheep in your flock, you can't take the whole of his flock, but only one! It doesn't mean you have to exact revenge, but if you do, it has to be in line with the offence caused to you. Proportionality.
this means that looking in someones eyes we decipher the nature of soul or we can say the strong emotions in our heart
In The Bible
One thought: It doesn't actually say that in the Bible. The quote about the eye being the window to the soul is usually attributed to Cicero (106BC-43BC)'Ut imago est animi… voltus sic indices oculi' translated into French 'Les yeux sont le miroir de l'dme' (The eyes are the mirror of the soul). -"Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings" by Gregory Y. Titelman ( 1996, Random House, NY). The point being that you can often tell what's going on inside a person by observing their eyes. The closest statement written in the Bible might be 'The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.'(KJV-Matthew 6:22), which indicates the importance of spiritual singlemindedness, focusing on one important thing...pleasing God. An 'unhealthy' or 'wicked' eye is distracted(out of focus)and tends to make mistakes about what is important, putting material pursuits and personal interests, ahead of service to God, causing spiritual darkness.(Matthew 6:23)
You can tell emotion from looking into someones eyes... this isn't exactly a question