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'''Sensation''' (Skt. ''vedanā''; Tib. [[ཚོར་བ་]], [[Wyl.]] ''tshor ba'', ''tsorwa'') — one of the [[fifty-one mental states]] defined in [[Abhidharma]] literature. It belongs to the subgroup of [[five ever-present mental states]]. Sensation is also the second of the [[five skandhas]] and the seventh of the [[twelve nidanas]].
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'''Sensation''' (Skt. ''vedanā''; Tib. [[ཚོར་བ་]], ''tsorwa'', [[Wyl.]] ''tshor ba'') is the second of the [[five skandhas]].  
  
==Definition from [[Mipham Rinpoche]]'s [[Khenjuk]]==
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In [[Abhidharma]] literature, sensation also appears in the list of [[fifty-one mental states]], in the subgroup of [[five ever-present mental states]].
ཚོར་བ་ནི་ཉམས་སུ་མྱོང་བའི་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་ནོ།<br/>
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Sensation also appears seventh in the list of the [[twelve nidanas]].
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==Definitions==
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In the ''[[Khenjuk]]'', [[Mipham Rinpoche]] writes:
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*Tib. ཚོར་བ་ནི་ཉམས་སུ་མྱོང་བའི་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་ནོ།
 
*Sensation has the characteristic of experience. ([[▷RIGPA]])
 
*Sensation has the characteristic of experience. ([[▷RIGPA]])
 
*Sensations are defined as impressions ([[Erik Pema Kunsang]])
 
*Sensations are defined as impressions ([[Erik Pema Kunsang]])
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==Subdivisions==
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Sensations linked to the [[five sense faculties]] can be either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, making a total of 15 types of sensations. When pleasant, unpleasant and neutral mental sensations are added, that makes a total of 18 types of sensations.
  
 
==Alternative Translations==
 
==Alternative Translations==
*feeling ([[▷PKT]], David Karma Choepel, Gyurme Dorje)
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*feeling ([[▷PKT]], David Karma Choepel, Gyurme Dorje, Berzin)
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*feeling a level of happiness (Berzin)  
 
*feeling-tone ([[▷HVG]])
 
*feeling-tone ([[▷HVG]])
*feeling/sensation<ref>Tony Duff explains: "Although the standard translation of ''tshor ba'' has been "feeling" for many years now, there is a fault with this. As [[Herbert V. Guenther]] pointed out, it is more that there is a "tone" of mind that occurs regarding the perceived object. For this reason he translated it as "feeling-tone". Given the meaning of the term "sensation" is probably more accurate and should be considered in place of "feeling".</ref> (Tony Duff)
 
 
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Latest revision as of 20:48, 23 June 2019

Sensation (Skt. vedanā; Tib. ཚོར་བ་, tsorwa, Wyl. tshor ba) is the second of the five skandhas.

In Abhidharma literature, sensation also appears in the list of fifty-one mental states, in the subgroup of five ever-present mental states.

Sensation also appears seventh in the list of the twelve nidanas.

Definitions

In the Khenjuk, Mipham Rinpoche writes:

  • Tib. ཚོར་བ་ནི་ཉམས་སུ་མྱོང་བའི་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་ནོ།
  • Sensation has the characteristic of experience. (▷RIGPA)
  • Sensations are defined as impressions (Erik Pema Kunsang)

Subdivisions

Sensations linked to the five sense faculties can be either pleasant, unpleasant or neutral, making a total of 15 types of sensations. When pleasant, unpleasant and neutral mental sensations are added, that makes a total of 18 types of sensations.

Alternative Translations

  • feeling (▷PKT, David Karma Choepel, Gyurme Dorje, Berzin)
  • feeling a level of happiness (Berzin)
  • feeling-tone (▷HVG)