In our culture, we’re encouraged to think of the senses as part of our body. We can point to the places in our body where we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch. However, if our senses are parts of the body, how do we have full sensory experiences during dreams, when our body is asleep?
This is because our senses are not in the body, they’re in the mind. When the mind is awake, so are the senses, be we in waking state or dreaming. When the mind sleeps, as in deep sleep, so do the senses.
The body includes vehicles for the senses but to say those are the senses is confusing the vehicle with who’s driving.
As Lorne Hoff observed during a recent conference call, the body is in the senses rather than the senses in the body.
The body (physical) is in the senses, the senses are in the mind, the mind is in consciousness, consciousness is in Brahman and Brahman is in pure Divinity.