Indriya

Published: 09.05.2007
Updated: 09.03.2016
Alias(es)
Indriyas
Sense organ(s)

Jains divide each sense-organ (indriya) into

  1. (bhāvendriya) sense-organ qua psychical i.e. the ablity of the soul to have various sensuous experiences
  2. sense-organ qua physical (dravyendriya), i.e. the physical sense-organ.

The senses:

touching

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Sparsh-indriya

tasting

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 Rasana-indriya

smelling

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Ghrana-indriya

seeing

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Chakshu-indriya

hearing

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Shtotra-indriya

Beings (jiva) differ in number of sense organs:

One-sensed

(touch)

earth, water, fire, air and plants.

Two-sensed

(touch and taste)

worms, oysters, insects, etc.

Three-sensed

(touch, taste, smell)

ants, flies, bugs etc.

Four-sensed

(touch, taste, smell, colour)

flies, mosquitoes, honey-bees, locusts, scorpions etc.

Five-sensed

(touch, taste, smell, colour, sound)

fish, crocodile, cow, buffalo, snake, bird, human beings etc.

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  1. Bhāvendriya
  2. Dravyendriya
  3. Indriya
  4. Jiva
  5. Soul
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