Beyond The Senses – In Gita Verse 3.34 There are principles to regulate attachment and aversion pertaining to the senses and their objects. One should not come under the control of such attachment and aversion, because they are stumbling blocks on the path of self-realisation.
Krishna warned Arjuna: If not conscious, Arjuna, these senses are so turbulent that they can lead astray the mind of even a vigilant human being. From the senses either you become attached or aversion. Self-realised people don’t get controlled by their senses. They definitely use all the five senses. But they don’t create any attachments or aversion to it.
If you will use your senses in totality you will become self-realised. Say you are listening to music, be total in listening, allow the whole body to move with the music, feel the sensation happening throughout the body.
After the music you will feel a certain silence in you. Certain awareness in you. This awareness is not because of the objective world. There will be some kind of difference you will find in it. It calms you, till the time you are connected with that awareness you will feel that emotions like anger, hatrate, anxiety are not there in your actions but the fragrance of love, prayerful heart is there.
This silence also can be heard in the form of Aum, the sound of the soundless.
I only gave you the example of one sense but you can try with all your senses. Be total when you are eating and fully enjoy the taste of food without any judgement, feel the sensations in the body, allow the body to move when you are totally enjoying the taste, then watch yourself suddenly you will find all the thoughts disappeared, after having food there was with satisfaction of food calmness was also there.
Try with all your senses be total in your touch, smell, and sight. Be total, you will become silent.
This moment of serenity is the fragrance of meditation. It is born out of absolute emptiness with no desire for anything. Serenity has to grow in meditation as Zen Master Hung Chin says, “Silently and serenely one forgets all words, clearly and vividly that appear before him. When one realises it, it is vast and without edges, in its essence, one is clearly aware.”
Shiva says, “Listen to the primal soundless music of Aum that is vibrating within the body.” This has a deep meaning. The serenity arises, the soundless music plays only when you are empty, thoughtless and totally devoid of desires. The serenity is the Buddha and the Buddha is the serenity. In the vast emptiness of the Buddha, God appears, flowing through your being, playing the sound of silence.
Being totally thoughtless may be the toughest thing to do but it is the only state in which you can listen to the sound of silence – Aum. This is the only sound which appears when all your thoughts are gone and your innermost core is drenched in serenity, calmness. Aum is a symbol of silent music in the inner being full of bliss. If one reaches that state, transcending the mind, dropping all thoughts and instead becoming a watcher of the mind, the silent music will surface within.
Osho says the delightful sound of Aum vibrating within you is the ultimate truth and it plays only when everything else disappears from your being and you have become calm. But you cannot reach that state by simply chanting Aum as a mantra, because the mind is still functioning when you are repeating it.
Different self-realised masters with Shiva tell how the same senses are experienced from within when we are totally in it. In the process we become empty means empty of judgements, ideology, identifications etc, there is no attachment or aversion.
Krishna says to Arjuna self-realised people don’t become attached by their senses but they grow in consciousness and become self-realised through their senses.Tags: Beyond The Senses