Each year the Lexus Design Award supports up-and-coming creators on a global stage, taking their designs from concept to prototype. This year’s theme is “Senses”. Show us a pioneering way to engage the senses for a chance to bring your design to life.
“Our senses enable us to perceive only a minute portion of the outside world. Our hearing extends to a small distance. Our sight is impeded by intervening bodies and shadows. To know each other we must reach beyond the sphere of our sense perceptions. We must transmit our intelligence, travel, transport the materials and transfer the energies necessary for our existence. Following this thought we now realize, forcibly enough to dispense with argument, that of all other conquests of man, without exception, that which is most desirable, which would be most helpful in the establishment of universal peaceful relations is – the complete Annihilation of Distance.”
Know your enemy - Lust.
Lust can range from lust itself to contemplation of the object of the senses from anything…like pets, cars, technology, women/men, money, ambition etc. It is present in VARYING DEGREES. It is like a parasite that latches onto 3 places in your body. The senses, the mind and intelligence. Once afflicted by this enemy, we fall down in varying degrees where lust leads to anger, anger leads to bewilderment, loss of memory, intelligence, then it causes bondage in the material world, forgetting our true identity of spirit soul. If we kill it, means killing ourselves. So that is not a solution. So how do we get rid of this parasite? Krsna, near the end of chapter 3 of Bhagavad Gita As It Is explains this science to Arjuna. The answer Krsna gives is basically that we need to regulate are mind, intelligence and senses Krsna Consciously. Why? Krsna explains that higher than the senses is the mind, higher than the mind is the intelligence, and higher than the intelligence is the soul. Herein lies the key. The soul is NOT a resting place for Lust! Therefore, if we we actually do activities that are related on a soul level, then our intelligence, mind and senses all become subdued. It leaves no opportunity for you to cause that chain reaction of lust which undoubtedly gets us into trouble time and time again. People are always looking for a material solution for a material problem. Krsna just explained how a spiritual solution is the answer to all material problems. The soul is purely spiritual. It behooves us to try and get to know our true identity as part and parcel of that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna. #harekrishna #krishna #bhaktiyoga #bhagavadgita #gita #mahabharata #yoga #mind #senses #intelligence #soul #spirituality
The gift of sight doesn’t come cheap – about 80 per cent of your brain’s processing power is spent on vision. All of this information comes from the retina, the light-sensitive nerve cells, or neurons, lining the back of each eye. Scientists recently discovered more about the structure of the retina by studying zebrafish embryos. They found that an enzyme called CDK1 is essential for progenitor cells – which mature into retinal neurons – to arrange themselves properly. CDK1 caused the nucleus, at the centre of progenitor cells, to move upwards just before cell division, so that the two daughter cells integrated properly into the retinal tissue. Pictured is a fully formed eye of a zebrafish with the retinal neurons (stained green) clustered around the hole-like optic nerve.