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