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indriya {pi}

Pāḷi; √ indriya
alt. sp.: IPA: ɪn̪d̪ɾɪjə, Velthuis: indriya, readable: indriya, simple: indriya
translation ~:
khmer: ឥន្ទ្រិយ
thai: อินฺทฺริย
sinhal.: ඉන්ද්‍රිය
burm.: ဣန္ဒြိယ


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ATI Glossary

indriya: Faculties; mental factors. In the suttas the term can refer either to the six sense media (āyatana) or to the five mental factors of saddhā (conviction), viriya (persistence), sati (mindfulness), samādhi (concentration), and paññā (discernment); see bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.


Buddhist Dictionary

by late Ven. Nyanalokita Thera:

indriya: 'faculties', is a name for 22, partly physical, partly mental, phenomena often treated in the Suttas as well as in the Abhidhamma.

They are:

6 Bases (see āyatana):

Sex (see bhava):

5 Feelings (vedanā, q. v.):

5 Spiritual Faculties (see bala):

3 Supermundane Faculties:

(1-5, 7-8) are physical; (9) is either physical or mental. All the rest are mental.

(14) (see upekkhā) is here merely indifferent feeling (= adukkha-m-asukhā-vedanā, i.e. 'neither pleasant nor unpleasant feeling') and not identical with that highly ethical state of equanimity (= tatramajjhattatā, i.e. 'keeping everywhere the middle', the equipoise of mind), also called upekkhā which belongs to the group of mental formations (saṅkhāra-kkhandha; see Tab II).

(20) arises at the moment of entering the Sotāpatti-Path (Sotāpatti-magga), (21) on reaching the Sotāpatti-Fruition (Sotāpatti-phala), (22) at attaining the Arahat-Fruition (Arahatta-phala). For the three last, see ariya-puggala. The faculties, excepting (7) and (8), form one of the 24 conditions (see paccaya 16).

In Vibhaṅga V all these faculties are treated in the above order, whereas SN 4VIII enumerates and explains them by way of the above indicated groups, leaving only 20-22 unexplained. See Vis XVI; Path to Deliverance 138ff. - For the 5 spiritual faculties (15-19), see The Way of Wisdom (Wheel 65/66).


PTS Dictionary

by the Pali Text Society:


Glossary Thanissaro

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Illustrated Glossary of Pāli Terms

by Ven. Varado Maha Thera:

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Glossary various Teacher

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See also

Suttas and Dhammadesanā

Indriya: (five mental faculties). See also Bodhi-pakkhiya-dhamma.


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