“The role of the senses is to bring activity to the mind, that is their nature. They provide information, that is why pratyāhāra is not a withdrawal of senses, but not feeding the senses.
The mind is the trouble not the senses, and the deeper our practice becomes the sharper our senses become. There is a vitality to all our sensory activity. The opposite effect is dhāraṇā deśa bandha, binding the mind to one place.”