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Six Perceptions

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Six Perceptions

Or Six Consciousness or Six External Bases, or Six Dusts or Six Gunas or Six Organs or Six Indriyas or Six Sense-organs or Six Sense Objects or Sadayatana. Qualities produced by the objects and organs of sense:

1. Eye, sight, colours and forms (caksu)
2. Ear, hearing, sound (srotra)
3. Nose, smell, scent, odours (ghrana)
4. Tongue, taste (jihva)
5. Body, touch, tangibles, phenomena (kaya)
6. Mind, thought, idea (dharma), (mano-vijnana)