WE'RE NOT SLAVE TO OUR SENSES – THE SENSES ARE OUR SLAVES

It's not surprising they are hard to control.

We are using our senses like slaves who have no rights of their own – and this seems, to our present understanding of life, perfectly reasonable and natural.

I want to illustrate the situation with an allegory from human rights : We use our senses purely in a supporting role to fulfil all our wants. Human senses are being manipulated by our thoughts. Our thoughts are the bosses.

Our senses are being forced to only focus, forced to work for the bosses, and their natural inborn abilities are being ignored and denied.

The bosses have been greedy, they have gobbled up so many thoughts and ideas and opinions – and have developed an astounding ability to want even more, and so our senses have to work even harder to focus on getting what we want.

How can we organise a revolution? How can we enable our senses to overcome the bosses. How can we turn the tables? Could we even somehow manipulate the situation and cut off the independance and freedom of the bosses, our thoughts?

And my answer is, observe animals. In the panorama mode the senses have their own rights, without any thoughts dominating them. What is sensed is registered and acted upon. When panoraming, the senses control and dominate the thoughts and actions.

Back to Chapter Five : Panoramic Sensing and The Great Spirit