We cannot even feel the gross, and we must become capable of feeling the subtle. The world appears to be gross only because we cannot feel the subtle. Everywhere in the visible, the invisible is hidden.
Look at these trees. You look at the gross, the body of the tree. You never see, you never feel the life within, the growth. The tree is not growing, the tree is just a body. Something else – the invisible – is growing in it. And because of it, the tree grows. The inner is growing and, because of it, the outer grows. But you look only at the tree and only the outer is seen.
Look around you. Look into your friend’s eyes. You only look at the eyes, not at the one who sees through them. Touch your friend’s body. You touch only the gross, you never feel the subtle within. Only the body, the material, is felt because your eyes, your senses, have become so dull that they cannot feel the inner, the invisible.
More sensitivity is needed. Ask for fewer sensations and grow in sensitivity.
When you touch, become the touch. When you see, become the eyes. When you hear, your whole consciousness must come to the ears. Listening to a song or listening to the birds, become the ears. Forget your whole existence, as if you are only the ears. Come to the ears with your total being. Then your ears will become more sensitive.
When you are looking at something – at a flower, at a beautiful face or the stars – become the eyes. Forget everything else, as if the whole of your body has gone out of existence and your consciousness has become just eyes. Then your eyes will be able to look more deeply, and you will become capable of also looking at the invisible. The invisible can also be seen, but you need more penetrating eyes to see it.
Kill out…all…desire for sensation, and grow in sensitivity: fewer things – and more sensitivity. Think less of the world, think more of your senses. Purify them, and they are purified. When you don’t ask for sensations they become purified. When you ask for more and more sensations, you are killing your senses.
The man who finds the divine is the man whose senses are totally alive to their maximum capacity. Then, I say, it is not only that you can see the divine: you can taste the divine, you can smell the divine. From all the senses the divine can enter you. Only when the divine enters you from all the senses, only then – the realization. If you can only see the divine, it is just a partial realization. Then you are not really enlightened, only partially enlightened. If you cannot touch the divine, if you cannot taste it…
To use such words looks illogical. To taste God? You will think, “Is he a food?” Yes, he is everything! You can taste him, but then you need a very subtle capacity to taste. Then your very food will become divine. Through food, the divine will be felt. The Upanishadic rishis have said that food is Brahma: “Anna is Brahma.” They must have tasted him, they must have eaten him.