Six sense objects
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Six sense objects (Skt. ṣaḍ viṣaya; T. ཡུལ་དྲུག་་ yul drug) are six external sensory objects that are perceived by the six consciousnesses.
There are five type of sense object that are processed by the five physical sense organs:
And one type of sense object that is processed by the mental faculty:
- 6. dharma (mental objects; aka manoviṣaya)
The first five sense objects belong to rupa-skandha (the aggregate of form), and are percieved by the five sensory consciousness. The sixth sense object (mental objects) consists of both form and non-form, and is perceived by the mind consciousness.
The six sense objects are identified as:
- the six sense object ayatanas within the twelve ayatanas
- the six sense object dhatus within the eighteen dhatus
Within the scheme of the eighteen dhatus, the apprehension of these objects is controlled by the six sense faculties.
- ↑ Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "Chapter 6: The Faculties: Indriya".
- Mipham Rinpoche (2004), Gateway to Knowledge, vol. I, translated by Kunsang, Erik Pema, Rangjung Yeshe Publications