Hindu Preachers and Teachers
As the rays of the sun, When night comes, become all one in his disk Until they spread out again at sunrise, Even so the senses are gathered up In the mind, which is master of them all. Therefore when a person neither hears, sees, smells, Tastes, touches, speaks, nor enjoys, we say he sleeps.
From The Upanishads, translated by Eknath Easwaran, copyright 1987. Reprinted with permission from Nilgiri Press, www.nilgiri.org. To order the book, please call 1-800-475-2369.