Five sense objects

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Five sense objects (Skt. pañcaviṣaya; T. ཡུལ་ལྔ་་ yul lnga; C. wujing) are five external sensory objects included within rupa-skandha (aggregate of form). They are:

  1. rūpa (T. གཟུགས་) - visible forms
  2. śabda (T. སྒྲ་) - sounds
  3. gandha (T. དྲི་) - smells
  4. rasa (T. རོ་) - tastes
  5. spraṣṭavya (T. རེག་བྱ་) - tangible objects (of touch)

The apprehension of these objects is controlled by the five sense faculties.