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Indriya

Indriya (Skt.).
1. In Indian philosophical systems, especially Sāṃkhya-yoga, the indriyas constitute the sense organs. There are ten indriyas divided into two categories: the organs of perception (buddhindriyas), and the organs of action (karmendriyas).

2. In Buddhism, the controlling or directing powers in human life, often listed as the twenty-two physical and psychological capacities in humans, including the five roots which lead to the five powers (bala), and culminating in the capacity of perfect knowledge—i.e. an arhat. See also BODHIPĀKṢIKA-DHARMA.

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