'object'. There are six: visible object, sound, odor, taste, body-impression, mind-object. The mind-object (dhamma^rammana) may be physical or mental, past, present or future, real or imaginary. The 5 sense-objects belong to the corporeality-group (rúpa-kkhandha, s. khandha). They form the external foundations for the sense-perceptions, and without them no sense-perception or sense-consciousness (seeing, hearing, etc.) can arise. Cf. a^yatana, paccaya. (App: paccaya 2.).