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Gandha (T. dri དྲི་; C. xiang 香) is translated as "smells," "olfactory objects," etc.
Gandha (smells) are the objects of the nose faculty, and are cognized by the nose consciousness.
Gandha (smells) are identified as:
- one of the five sense objects
- one of the six sense objects
- one of the eighteen dhatus
- one of the twelve ayatanas
- belonging to rupa skandha (the aggregate of forms)
The Khenjuk states:
- Smells are the sense objects of the nose. There are odors that are pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral, and those that are natural or manufactured.
- ↑ Mipham Rinpoche 2004, s.v. "The Aggregate of Forms".
- 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
- Thupten Jinpa, ed. (2017), Science and Philosophy in the Indian Buddhist Classics, Volume 1: The Physical World, translated by Coghlan, Ian James, Wisdom Publications