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|The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book 3 - Union achieved and its Results|
|36. As the result of
this experience and meditation, the higher hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell are
developed, producing intuitional knowledge.
Through meditation the aspirant becomes aware of the counterparts of the five senses as they are found in the subtler realms, and through their awakening and conscious use he becomes able to function as freely on the inner planes as he does on the physical. He can then serve intelligently in those realms and cooperate with the great evolutionary scheme.
The senses may be defined as those organs  whereby man becomes aware of his surroundings. In the animal these five senses exist, but the thinking correlating faculty is lacking. They demonstrate as group faculty, analogous to a racial instinct in the human kingdom.
Each of these five senses has a definite connection with one or other of the seven planes of manifestation, and has also a correspondence on all the planes.
|2. Astral||Touch or feeling|
|A further tabulation taken from A Treatise on Cosmic Fire will serve to make clear the five different aspects of the five senses on the five planes, and for further information, the student is referred to that Treatise pages 186-202.|
|Microcosmic Sensory Evolution|
|Physical||1. Hearing||5th gaseous|
|2. Touch, feeling||4th first etheric|
|3. Sight||3rd super-etheric|
|4. Taste||2nd subatomic|
|5. Smell||1st atomic|
|5. Emotional idealism||1st|
|Mental||1. Higher clairaudience||7th (Form)|
|2. Planetary psychometry||6th (Form)|
|3. Higher clairvoyance||5th (Form|
|4. Discrimination||4th (Form)|
|5. Spiritual discernment||3rd (Formless)|
|Response to group vibration||2nd (Formless)|
|Spiritual telepathy||1st (Formless)|
|3. Divine vision||5th|
|2. Active service||6th|
|5. All knowledge||3rd|
|In the following table the numbers one, two, three, four and five under each sense refer to the planes of manifestation as given in the first tabulation above.|
|a. The First Sense - Hearing.
b. The Second Sense - Touch or feeling.
c. The Third Sense - Sight
d. Fourth Sense - Taste.
e. The Fifth Sense - Smell.
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