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In Thai Buddhism, what is referred to in English as the ‘mind’s eye’ would fall within the rubric of the mind as the sixth differentiated sense organ, in addition to the Euro-American five. In this conception, the mind as a sense organ has as its objects the appearance of any phenomena that do not have material contact as a condition of their immediate possibility: in other words, inner picturing, monologue, intentions, thoughts. The advantage in Thai meditation of this six-sense perceptual model is that it does not privilege the mind as a separate receptor of the five senses, but treats it as a sense like any other .

    • Alan Klima, The Funeral Casino: Meditation, Massacre, and Exchange with the Dead in Thailand (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002), p. 201.