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'''Sensation''' (Skt. ''vedanā''; Tib. [[ཚོར་བ་]], ''tsorwa''; [[Wyl.]] ''tshor ba'') — one of the [[fifty-one mental states]] defined in [[Abhidharma]] literature. According to the ''[[Compendium of Abhidharma]]'', it belongs to the subgroup of the [[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]].
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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]].
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Sensation also appears seventh in the list of the [[twelve nidanas]].
  
 
==Definitions==
 
==Definitions==
In the ''[[Khenjuk]]'', [[Mipham Rinpoche]] says:
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In the ''[[Khenjuk]]'', [[Mipham Rinpoche]] writes:
 
*Tib. ཚོར་བ་ནི་ཉམས་སུ་མྱོང་བའི་མཚན་ཉིད་ཅན་ནོ།
 
*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==

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)