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Touch, the other senses and feeling tone - Dhamma Wheel
A Buddhist discussion forum on the Dhamma of the Theravāda
In this Andrea Fella says that (1) according to Abhidhamma the sense base of touch is always either pleasant or unpleasant and that it's never got a neutral tone to it. She also says that (2) according to Abhidhamma that the other four sense bases are all inherently neutral (of 2 adds that she isn't convinced).
Which part of the Abhidhamma did she get this from? I only have a copy of the CMA and couldn't find any parallel statements in there.
Comments are at about 33:15 to about 33:14 and from about 46:45 to about 48:25.
Yes she is right. I think This becomes obvious to awareness. Through the bodysense the contact is very coarse, it wil inevitably be either plesant or unplesant to some degree.
For the other senses the contact is so different.Take seeing: there is never unpleasant feeling, even if we see something disgusting like a dog faeces, nor is there pleasant feeling at the moment if seeing a beautiful object.