The Blessed Buddha once said:
The eye, the ear, the nose, the tongue, the body & the mind, Bhikkhus,
is an ocean of attractive stimuli for any uninstructed ordinary person...
Its streams are forms, sounds, smells, tastes, touches,
and mental states,
that all are seductive, gorgeous, alluring, agreeable,
tempting and tantalizing....
Here this entire world and
its devas, its maras,
and brahmas, this generation with its recluses &
priests, its kings and all
normal people, almost all are sunken and submerged, being like
and knotted coil of thread, like intertwined weeds, who all are
pass beyond this dimension of misery, these painful destinations,
worlds, this ocean of Suffering by repeated death ever again, this Samsara!
One who withstands that
mighty and strapping current consisting of forms,
sounds, smells, tastes, touches, and
mental states is said to have crossed
this sensual ocean of the eye, the
ear, the nose, the tongue, the body and
the mind, with its great waves,
whirlpools, terrifying sharks, and demons!
Crossed over, gone all beyond, such a Hero
now stands safe on high ground...
Having extinguished all attraction, aversion and blinded ignorance, one has
this ocean so hard to cross with its dangers
of terrifying sharks,
waves and a vast variety of creepy demons...
Such a chain-breaking death-forsaker, elevated all
has eliminated all Suffering by leaving all behind
Transcended, he cannot ever be defined, measured or even recognized!
I tell you, Bhikkhus:
He has confused even the King of Death...
The Ocean of Sense Stimuli
overcomes & drowns all beings!
More on Sense-Desire
Joys_of_the_Flesch & Beyond
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV
Section 35 Salayatana: On The 6 Senses. The Ocean:
Sense Desire can
Never be Satiated!