indriyānaṃ avekallatā: "unimpaired faculties" ?????

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indriyānaṃ avekallatā: "unimpaired faculties" ?????

Post by DooDoot » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:17 pm

Dear Pali gurus

AN 6.96 includes the Pali 'indriyānaṃ avekallatā' as a "rare thing", which both Bhikkhus Bodhi and Sujato translate as "unimpaired sense faculties".

MN 43 and I think MN 152 to refer to the five sense faculties (indriyāni) of eye, ear, nose, tongue and body.

Yet suttas such as SN 48.10 refer to the five spiritual faculties (indriyāni) of faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom.

Should AN 6.96 refer to the five spiritual faculties of faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom rather than "sense faculties"? :shrug:

What do we think? Can we differentiate? Thank you :)
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Re: indriyānaṃ avekallatā: "unimpaired faculties" ?????

Post by Srilankaputra » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:08 am

:anjali: I am not a pali guru . But if i may have a go at this. In the context of AN6.96 it appears to refer to not being blind or deaf or impaired in a bodily sense.
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