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Rasa (T. ro རོ་; C. wei 味) is translated as "tastes," "taste objects," etc.

Rasa (tastes) are the objects of the tongue faculty, and are cognized by the tongue consciousness.

Rasa (tastes) are identified as:

The Khenjuk states:

Tastes are the sense objects of the tongue. There are six kinds: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and bland. Many subsidiary types come about from mixing them. Tastes also have the divisions of being pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, as well as being natural or manufactured.[1]


  1. Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".