I came across a beautifu Sanskrit saying:

Anyatra-mana abbhuvam nadarsham
Anyatra-manana abbuvam nashrausham
Manasaivayam pashyati manasa shrnoti
My mind was elsewhere; I did not hear.
My mind was elsewhere: I did not see what was happening.
It is the mind who sees and hears.

So, what are the senses? I look forward to your comments on this.

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  • Maybe senses are just instruments of the mind.
    Yoga Vasishta says that Consciousness thought itself to be the mind, the senses, the body, the perceived universe etc. It also says that Consciousness is also the Divine Lord. Who knows? Truth has to be experienced after hearing about it na?

  • Hi swamiji,

    in my opinion the sences are tools for shiva to experience himself.

    Jaya mata Kali - Eduardo
  • The senses are extensions of pure consciousness for exploration and experiences on the mortal planes of existence. We do also have senses in astral and and other bodies/realms. Mind is the sense organ of ajna chakra is is still in the realm of mortality. Pure consciousness exists prior to mind and works through mind. Mind can refect pure consciousness or the lower worlds. Ego is mind reflecting and identifying with senses and mortal worlds phenomena; enlightentment is mind reflecting pure consciousness in whatever world or experiences we are having. We are essentially pure consciousness experienceing this world and other worlds. The trick or practice is to lessen our attachemt to mortal phenomena and introvert/align with pure consciousness in whatever way we can do so through the various forms of sadhana. Some people think they have to give up sense activity to achieve enlightenment and this may cause great psycholgical and personal problems. The quickest way to transcend senses and experience the bliss of pure consciousness is regular practice of mantra laya/ internal mantra japa. This cuts the attachment to sense experiences and mental atachments (samskaras and vasanas). The bliss from within begins bubbling up like a well spring of cool fresh water. The satisfaction from this inner bliss of pure consciousness wipes away the puny pleasures of so called sense experience attachment. One begins to love indwelling lord and peace and joy permeates ones being.

    Om Nama Shivaya
    Om DevAtmaShakti Namaha
  • Mind is the master of all the five senses, It can control and rule the senses by regular practice and discipline.It is also an important tool to take an individual towards 'Moksha'
    That's why tastes of people differ according to their discipline and lifestyle. Eg. When the mind wishes to eat spicy food, irrespective
    of the effects, the taste buds are ever ready to co-operate. In psychosomatic imbalance the senses go awry and thus the body gets affected.
    'Yoga', the word is derived from the sanskrit word 'Yuj' which means 'to join' the mind with the body (psychosomatic co-ordination) and eventually with the soul(spiritual co-ordination, Moksha). With regular practice the mind gets disciplined and the senses come under control.........................making it easy for an individual to evolve spiritually
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