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Use this tag for any questions involving the senses or Indriyas. Indriya (literally "belonging to or agreeable to Indra") is the Sanskrit and Pali term for physical strength or ability in general, and for the senses more specifically.

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What is gñânendriyas?

I read from a question: Yâgñavalkya replied: 'These ten vital breaths (prânas, the senses, i.e. the five gñânendriyas, and the five karmendriyas), and Âtman as the eleventh. When they depart from ...
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Why are the Indriyas attributed to Manomaya Kosha and not Annamaya Kosha? Similarly Karma Indriya's in pranamayakosha?

The indriyas are attributed to manomaya kosha, and karmendriyas are attributed to pramayakosha. But arent these sense organs part of the physical body. Does this mean indriya's are not the physical ...
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What is the meaning of organ of action?

Source verse 7 yas tvindriyāṇi manasā niyamyārabhate ’rjuna karmendriyaiḥ karma-yogam asaktaḥ sa viśhiṣhyate The one who controls the senses by the mind and intellect, and engages the organs of ...
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Hierarchy of entities spanning from gross body or senses to parabrahman

Across the scriptures, different hierarchies has been mentioned regarding entities related human life. For example consider the following hierarchies: #1: Hierarchy by Krishna The senses are superior ...
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Order of senses according to sanathan dharma

In sanathan dharma, there are atleast six sensory organs: manas, ears, skin, eye, tongue, nose. We are considering only the five physical sensory organs for our discussion, keeping manas aside. Modern ...
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Is it true that subtle body has all five senses?

Human body has five senses: hear, see, touch, smell and taste. It Is well known from Hindu scriptures that every human being has a subtle body. Does the subtle body has all the five senses?
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Mantra for Indriyas and Arishadvarga/Shadripu?

Mantras to win over Indriyas and detach from Shadripu/Arishadvargas. Protect ones from Minds Internal Enemies.
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How does Pratibhasik satya play out when it comes to perception of others?

So I assume my perception of others will not be vyavahirka Satya as it is not empirical and requires use of Mann, buddhi and anubhav. In other words more than what is possible by Gyan and karm indriya....
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How many senses Plants/Trees has?

Human has 5 senses. Animal also have 5 I guess. But how many and what senses trees has, as per Hinduism texts?
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Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA to control lust? [duplicate]

Is there any easy technique written in Bhagavad GITA or any religious books to control lust/self-pleasure?
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How are rishis not able to control anger despite doing meditation?

Lord Shiva does Dhyana almost all of the time. Then why can't he control his anger? There were some very famous Rishis known for their bad tempered. How also they unable to control their anger?
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Do subtle and causal bodies have sense organs like ears, eyes, etc..?

As per my understanding, after death if I go to hell then my subtle and causal bodies will suffer and not my Atma. Death causes the cessation of gross body or the Annamaya kosha and the Pranamaya ...
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Shadripu in Hindu texts

What is the source of the concept of Shadripu (six enemies) in Hindu philosophy, i.e., which Hindu religious text first described the Shadripu (षड्रिपु)? From Wikipedia : Shadripu (Sanskrit: षड्रि...
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Why are women and men asked to sit separate in religious gatherings? [closed]

I regularly attend a religious sabha in which men sit on the right and women on the left (sometimes its men in-front and women at the back). Why are we suggested to sit seperate? Is it because we ...
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Why do Sannyasis avoid looking at women?

I have seen many Sannyasis (especially Swaminarayan) that don't look at women unless it's by accident. What is the cause behind this aversive behavior?
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Are ego and attachment evil qualities as per Vedas?

I would like to understand more about ego and attachment from the perspective of Hindu Shastras and Vedas. Are these evil qualities? If yes, how to get rid of these things from my mind?
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How to purify one's speech?

How can one purify speech? Speech or tongue is part of indriyas and mother Saraswati is the owner of it. So, how to purify one's speech?
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How do I control and slay indriyas (senses)?

I've recently read the 3rd chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. At the end, the following is said to get control over the indriyas (senses): इन्द्रियाणि मनो बुद्धिरस्याधिष्ठानमुच्यते । एतैर्विमोहयत्येष ज्ञा...
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What to do when a self-imposed vow is broken? Is there a punishment?

What to do when a vow of controlled (self-imposed) brahmacharya has been broken? The vow is not actually a vow of celibacy (as in the case of a Sannyasin). Here the aspirant controlled himself by this ...
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