“Friend, these five faculties—each with a separate range, a separate domain, not experiencing one another’s range & domain: the eye-faculty, the ear-faculty, the nose-faculty, the tongue-faculty, & the body-faculty—have the intellect as their (common) arbitrator. The intellect is what experiences (all) their ranges & domains.”
Alternative translation for the last line:
- “These five faculties, with their different scopes and ranges, have recourse to the mind. And the mind experiences their scopes and ranges.”
- They are restored in the mind and it partakes the pasture commonly.
- mind is the repository, and mind reacts to their pasture and range.”
what does it mean? Is it yogacara in a nutshell? they say mind-only, mere representation....or maybe it means that the pasture was not good enough to contain my evilness?
here is another wacky one from the wikipedia:
These internal sense bases (internal faculty) are not the gross organs themselves (e.g., the eye, ear, etc.), but subtle matter within them.