Each sense has the potential to deliver us to Nirvana. This is said by the highest in the Bhagavad Gita—that is the absorption in the highest expression of each sense: taste, touch, sight, smell, hearing.
In today’s society, food, perhaps, is the easiest and most readily available. Salt and sugar beckon from every corner—a sweet siren’s song to our weakened adrenal glands. Marketers know what our body craves—evolutionally and deconstructively—by what we needed to survive and by what we fail to form ourselves by the sick food the government prescribes us from frozen aisles and laboratories.
Food has the potential to deliver us to ecstasy, which is why so many chocolate desserts are called Chocolate Obsession, Death by Chocolate, and Choco-gasmic. We even hear an allusion to wonderful, physical sex through ‘Foodgasm’.
A favorite song, a caress from a loved one, a blissful smell of lilac blossoms in spring, these are our doors on earth to heaven.