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Śrotravijñāna (P. sotaviññāṇa; T. rna ba'i rnam par shes pa རྣ་བའི་རྣམ་པར་ཤེས་པ་; C. ershi 耳識) is translated at "ear consciousness," auditory consciousness, etc.
The ear consciousness arises through contact (sparsa) between sounds and the ear faculty.
The ear consciousness perceives/congnizes sounds.
The ear consciousness (śrotravijñāna) is identified as:
- one of the five types of consciousness that percieves the five sense objects
- one of the six types of consciousness
- one of the eighteen dhatus