When fruit juice is poured into a cup, the cup does not know its taste. If you hold in the palm, you don’t get the taste. You have to drink it with the straw, the senses; then, intellect, the tongue experiences the sweetness. The fruit juice is the nature around us. Taste is sweetness namely, the divinity that is immanent in it; that is the purpose and rationale.
(From : Sai Veda, The Word of God, sayings of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba)