Sense Doors: 1 definition


Sense Doors means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Dhamma Study: Cetasikas

Summarizing the cittas which perform their function in a sense door process and then in a the mind-door process when a rupa impinges on one of the sense-doors:

  • atita-bhavanga (past bhavanga)
  • bhavanga calana (vibrating bhavanga)
  • bhavangupaccheda (arrest bhavanga, the last bhavanga arising before the object is experienced through the sense door)
  • five-sense-door-adverting-consciousness (pancadvaravajjana citta)
  • sense-cognition (dvi-pancavinnana, seeing-consciousness, etc.)
  • receiving-consciousness (sampaticchana-citta)
  • investigating-consciousness (santirana-citta)
  • determining-consciousness (votthapana-citta)
  • 7 javana-cittas (kusala cittas or akusala cittas in the case of non-arahats),
  • 2 registering-consciousness (tadarammana-cittas which may or may not arise).
context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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