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Basis For Ayurvedic Philosophy

The Senses

The five elements manifest in the functioning of the five senses of man. This allows the person to perceive the external environment in which he or she lives. They are also related, through the senses, to five actions expressing the functions of the sensory organs.

The basic senses and their relationship to the five elements are shown below:

Element Senses Sense Organ Action Organ of Action
Ether Hearing Ear Speech Tongue, vocal cords, mouth
Air Touch Skin Holding Hand
Fire Vision Eye Walking Feet
Water Taste Tongue Procreation Genitals
Earth Smell Nose Excretion Anus

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