Jīvitendriya (T. srog gi dbang po; C. ming gen), or life-force, "is taken to be the life of beings or persons and is said to be the basis for either heat or consciousness."
Jīvitendriya is identified as:
- one of the fourteen non-concurrent formations within the Sanskrit Abhidharma tradition
- one of the twenty-two faculties within the Sanskrit Abhidharma tradition
"Among classical Buddhist scholars, there are some who maintain a distinction between life-force [jīvitendriya] and life [jīvita]."
- Life-force (Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics)
- Life faculty
- Vitality (Buswell, appendix)