TEACH YOUR EYES HOW TO SEE
The lure of senses is tremendous. There is a poem about how different animals are addicted to different sense pleasures. “Take the case of an elephant: an elephant is a slave to the sense of touch, and he even loses his life because of clinging to the pleasures of touch. The deer is a slave to the sense of smell, and for smell he lays down his life. A serpent is a slave to music, to the sense of sound, and she loses her life for the pleasure of sound. A fish is a slave to the sense of taste and a moth to the sense of sight, and they lay their lives for the pleasures of taste and sight. The poet says that each of these creatures lost his life because he was a slave to only one sense pleasure. ‘How disgraceful your dilemma is, O man, because you are addicted to all five different forms of pleasure. How can you ever save yourself?'”
Let’s talk a little about the discipline in seeing. The eyes are very important; perception is very significant. The world is as you see. Therefore, how you maintain your outlook, what you see, is essential. Just because you have eyes doesn’t mean that you should take in whatever comes your way. It’s doesn’t mean you should see anything, everything, anywhere, everywhere. That is not discipline in seeing. It is very important that you teach your eyes what to see and when to see.