Jīvitendriya

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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."[1]

Jīvitendriya is identified as:

"Among classical Buddhist scholars, there are some who maintain a distinction between life-force [jīvitendriya] and life [jīvita]."[1]

Alternate translations

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Book icoline.svg Thupten Jinpa (editor), Ian James Coghlan (translator), Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1: The Physical World (Wisdom: 2017), 143


Further Reading

  • Book icoline.svg Thupten Jinpa (editor), Ian James Coghlan (translator), Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1: The Physical World (Wisdom: 2017), 143-146