Twenty-five principles

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Twenty-five principles (Tib. ཤེས་བྱ་ཉེར་ལྔ་, Wyl. shes bya nyer lnga) — categories into which the followers of the non-Buddhist Samkhya school divide all phenomena.

  1. self (Skt. purusha, Tib. བདག, Wyl. bdag)
  2. most subtle potentiality (Skt. prakriti)
  3. pure potentiality (Skt. mahat, Tib. ཆེན་པོ་, Wyl. chen po )
  4. ego/I-principle (Skt. ahamkara, Tib. ང་རྒྱལ་, Wyl. nga rgyal)

Five Subtle Objects

  1. sights
  2. sounds
  3. smells
  4. tastes
  5. textures

The Eleven Organs

Five Sense Organs

  1. eye
  2. ear
  3. nose
  4. tongue
  5. skin

Five Organs of Action

  1. speech
  2. arms
  3. legs
  4. anus
  5. genitalia

The Organ of Intellect

  1. mind (Wyl. yid; Skt. manas)

The Five Elements

  1. earth
  2. water
  3. fire
  4. wind
  5. space