First doorkeeper is Sense/body, second is Mind and third is ego in my opinion. Yes, the door is always open but by being in present and witnessing awareness we make ourselves receptive for his grace and it comes like Sunlight enters when doors are open.
A doorkeeper stands on guard before the temple of the Law. To this doorkeeper there comes a man who begs for admittance to the Law, but the doorkeeper says that he cannot admit the man at the moment.
The man, on reflection, asks if he will be allowed then to enter later.
‘It is possible,’ answers the doorkeeper, ‘but not at this moment.’
Since the door stands open as usual, the man bends down to peer through the entrance.
The doorkeeper laughs and says, ‘If you are so strongly tempted, try to get in without my permission. But note that I am powerful and I am only the lowest doorkeeper. From hall to hall, keepers stand at every door, each one more powerful than the other. Even the third of these has an aspect that even I cannot bear to look at.’
The man is given a stool and permitted…
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