The compulsion to acquire excess through the senses exhausts the creative forces latent within us. The pleasure we tirelessly seek and the pain we try to ignore becomes an endless journey of suffering, like a dog chasing its own tail. Obesity and drug abuse are the result of this endless search for pleasure. Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol and many other drug pollutants are what most individuals identify with as a pleasurable experience, but unbeknown to them, these toxins are detrimental to the harmonious function of the heart and mind. And on top of this we have the fast food industry who pretend to be a friend of the consumer with tantalizing commercials that try and showcase their food with a pleasurable experience. But astonishingly the fast food industry offers no help for the victim of their toxic food when one is dying of heart disease. To be conscious of what one takes in through the senses is for one to begin the process of discarding that artificial aspect of themselves which they have acquired. We are not only speaking about what we take in through our mouth or our animalistic sex life, but we are also referring to what we take in through our eyes and ears. Most forms of entertainment do not enhance your creative potential but instead they distract you from it. A physically and mentally toxic individual is usually attracted to vain entertainment because their thoughts have become impure from what one eats and drinks. Thought itself is the sixth sense which the modern world do not acknowledge. In the ancient Hindu philosophy of Vedanta found in India, thought is the sixth sense of a human-being that corresponds to all other senses and is stimulated by what we consume through the other five sense organs. Encoded within the ancient Egyptian symbolism of the “Eye of Horus” (see Figure 1) we discover the same six sense system as that of the Indian Vedanta.
Six senses of human is a set of six paintings, together representing the sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, and finally the sixth sense. Can you guess which is which?