0 Deer Eyed One, great joy arises instantly, while being caressed. Through that joy, one’s true nature is manifested.Verse 66
Sometimes, through our external environment, we experience joy. That joy is only a fraction of the joy of our Real Self. Nevertheless, this joy can lead us to the bliss of our true nature. For this to happen, we have to remain aware of the joy we are experiencing. Then, suddenly we will experience an explosion of joy, and our true nature will be revealed. This verse and Verses 68-7 4 are based on the same principle. The sense of touch is different from our other sense organs. While being gently touched, one immediately feels pleasure. In this practice, one has to be gently caressed, either by someone else or by oneself, on any part of the body. One instantly feels joy. Then one should be aware of this joy. One should remain aware of this joy. Joy is our basic nature.
Whenever we experience joy, we come close to our real nature. That is why it is so important to remain aware of it. It leads us home to our Real Selves. Through that joy, one’s true nature is manifested. The longer one remains joyful, the greater the chances of becoming liberated. It is not necessary to have an external stimulation for joy. As the previous verse suggested, one can just be joyful. But focus your awareness on the joy. If the mind is distracted by thoughts, then a person will not experience joy. She will be completely lost in thoughts.