(Last Updated on : 10/05/2014)
The thirty-seventh yoga sutra speaks about the extra-sensory perception that a yogi achieves after one has reached a stage of spiritual perception, an illuminative light of the soul. And, through this sudden pristine whiteness, one gains the sensations of intuitive understanding, and the divine perceptions of various senses that remain unperceived to the ordinary world. Just as the mind removes all the restrictions, it is capable of functioning, independent of the sense organs.
light, faculty of spiritual perception
faculty of hearing, auditory sense
faculty of touch
faculty of vision
faculty of taste
faculty of smell
Through that spiritual perception, the yogi acquires the divine faculties of hearing, touch, vision, taste and smell. He can even generate these divine emanations by his owm will.
Through the dawning of the self-luminous light of intuitive understanding, divine perceptions in hearing, feeling, seeing, tasting and smelling, beyond the range of ordinary perceptions, arise of their own accord.
As the mind is the centre of the functions of the senses of perception, it restricts their powers of hearing, feeling, seeing, tasting and smelling. When the limitations of the mind are removed, the yogi contacts the very core of his being, and has direct, divine perceptions, independent of the sense organs. He is able to hear, feel, see, taste and smell through unlimited space.