Six Sensory Faculties, Five Material Faculties: 1 definition

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In the Sutta Pitaka, six sensory faculties are referenced in a manner similar to the six sense bases. These faculties are:

  1. eye/vision faculty (cakkh undriya)
  2. ear/hearing faculty (sot indriya)
  3. nose/smell faculty (ghan indriya)
  4. tongue/taste faculty (jivh indriya)
  5. body/sensibility faculty (kay indriya)
  6. mind faculty (man indriya)

The first five of these faculties are sometimes referenced as the five material faculties (e.g., pancannam indriyanam avakanti).[14]

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