In Sanskrit, the senses are referred to with the term, indriya. The companions of Indra, king of the gods. In other words, the senses belong to the divine. Indriya - "fit or belonging to or agreeable to Indra. The power of the senses."

The senses are gateways we can use to go into meditation.

How many senses are you aware of? Take a moment and make a quick list of your own.

The senses are how we know anything, including our own thoughts and feelings. Our senses receive energy from the outer world and transform it into nerve impulses.

The Senses in Sensory Physiology
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Our senses also tell us about what is going on inside our bodies, our emotions and minds.