Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch mind are the tools that cognise the world.
THE LEVEL OF ORDINARY
Five senses are the external entry points of experience. Sense organs and object together
manifest mind sense. External experiences are transformed into consciousness.
THE LEVEL OF DEEPER UNDERSTANDING
The senses provide the condition for mind to arise.
With mind arising mental
With cognition dualistic concept of Self and not-Self (other) arise.
THE LEVEL OF ULTIMATE WISDOM
The exterior world is an interior projection. Self and other are creations of the conceptual mind.
The object of perception and the perceiver are indivisible.