The experience of subtle, divine levels of the senses also establishes steadiness in the mind.
EACH OF THE FIVE SENSES
can be a vehicle for subtle, divine experiences that can bring peace and steadiness to your mind and move you toward samadhi (union with the absolute)—the eighth and final limb of yoga. Sensory experiences—such as visions, sounds, tastes, aromas, and physical sensations—can come naturally as a function of grace, or they can be the result of certain techniques and practices. These sensory perceptions can bring great calmness and peace and serve as a gateway to an experience of transcendence.