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Jihvāvijñāna (P. jivhāviññāṇa; lce'i rnam par shes pa ལྕེའི་རྣམ་པར་ཤེས་པ་; C. sheshi 舌識) is translated as "tounge consiousciousness," "gustatory consciousness," etc.
The tongue consciousness arises through contact (sparsa) between tastes and the tongue faculty.
The tongue consciousness perceives/congnizes tastes.
The tongue consciousness is identified as:
- one of the five types of consciousness that percieves the five sense objects
- one of the six types of consciousness
- one of the eighteen dhatus