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|Six sense faculties|
& six sense bases
|Five faculties (Five bases)|
|Sixth sense faculty|
|mind faculty (manendriya)|
|Sixth sense base|
|mind base (mano-āyatana)|
ghrāṇendriya (P. ghāṇindriya; T. sna’i dbang po སྣའི་དབང་པོ་; C. bigen 鼻根), or nose faculty, is one of the five sense faculties, which are inner subtle forms based on the physical sense organs.
The "nose faculty" (ghrāṇendriya) functions as:
- the nose base (ghrāṇa-āyatana) in the scheme of the twelve ayatanas.
- the nose dhatu (ghrāṇa-dhatu) within the eighteen dhatus
The "nose faculty" is also referred to as:
- the nose-sensitivity (ghāna-pasāda) in the Pali Abhidharma tradition
The nose faculty is a translucent form (rūpaprasāda) that is the basis for the nose consciousness.
The Khenjuk states:
- The [shape of the] the nose faculty is similar to [the shape of] parallel copper needles.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".
- ↑ Buswell & Lopez 2014, s.v. Six sense faculties/sense bases.
- ↑ Nyanatiloka Thera 2019, s.v. ayatana.
- Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University
- Mipham Rinpoche (2004), Gateway to Knowledge, vol. I, translated by Kunsang, Erik Pema, Rangjung Yeshe Publications
- Nyanatiloka Thera (2019), Nyanaponika Thera, ed., Buddhist Dictionary: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Pariyatti Publishing