Arthaviniscaya 3

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The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Topics

Arthaviniścayasūtram 3. The Eighteen Elements

Herein, monastics, what are the eighteen elements?

They are as follows:

   The eye element,
   the visible-form element,
   the eye-consciousness element,
   the ear element,
   the sound element,
   the ear-consciousness element,
   the nose element,
   the smell element,
   the nose-consciousness element,
   the tongue element,
   the taste element,
   the tongue-consciousness element,
   the body element,
   the tangible element,
   the body-consciousness element,
   the mind element,
   the thoughts element,
   the mind-consciousness element.

These, monastics, are said to be the eighteen elements.