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śrotrendriya (P. sotindriya; T. rna ba’i dbang po རྣ་བའི་དབང་པོ་; C. ergen 耳根), or ear faculty, is one of the five sense faculties, which are inner subtle forms based on the physical sense organs.[1]

The "ear faculty" (śrotrendriya) functions as:

The "ear faculty" is also referred to as:

  • the ear-sensitivity (sota-pasāda) in the Pali Abhidharma tradition[3]


The ear faculty is a translucent form (rūpaprasāda) that is the basis for the ear consciousness.

The Khenjuk states:

The [shape of the] the ear faculty is similar to [the shape of] a twisted roll of birch bark.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".
  2. Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Six sense faculties/sense bases.
  3. Nyanatiloka Thera 2019, s.v. ayatana.