In the wordless world, sense doesn’t exist for self-evident reasons.
In the wordy world, sense is usually mistaken for understanding, and many word-users end up believing senses have to be understood. However, the purpose of the senses is to be sensed, or else they’d be called understandings, wouldn’t they?
To understand what that means, you must understand the story of words, of truth especially.
For thousands of years, evil word masters wanted everybody to believe what they knew from the start is a lie, if need be, with force, that the truth not only exists, but in a book they have a copy of, each their own.
For those same thousands of years, their most dangerous enemies have been word-users who disagree.
I do not feel obliged to believe the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them… You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it within himself. – Galileo Galilei
In the time since Galileo risked his head for sticking it out, things have changed, however, depending on where you reside, disagreeing with men who read only one book can still get you accused of hearsay or heresy, whichever comes first.
Ignore them if you can, but make no mistake about it. They all want the same thing. For you to not use your senses… or to at least keep quiet when you do.
To understand why our senses…
…are also known as the common, you must must get back to when it all began, a different story altogether.