Five sense consciousnesses

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The five sense consciousnesses are:

The cognition of the five sense consciousnesses is non-conceptual; it perceives a specifically characterized object (svalakṣaṇa ).

The Khenjuk states:

In the case of nonconceptual [mental] cognition, there is no conflation with respect to place, time and features. The specifically-characterized phenomenon at its specific time is not liable to be mixed with the sound of a name.[1][2]
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  1. Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. line 3.12.
  2. Alternate translation from Khenjuk notes