The Psychology of Cognition

  • Padmasiri de Silva
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)


The senses are the channels through which we come into contact with the external world. But they are not merely the avenues through which we derive information as to what takes place in the outer world; they are also the avenues through which man’s desires and passions may be excited. It is by the control of the sense organs (indriyasarhhvritageara) that a person can master his desires. When a person is able to control his sense organs, he will remain unaffected by sensory stimuli and indifferent to them, whether they be pleasant or unpleasant.1


Sense Organ External World Sensory Process Sense Perception Western Psychology 
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© M.W. Padmasiri de Silva 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Padmasiri de Silva
    • 1
  1. 1.Monash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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