Feeling is the mental factor that has the function of experiencing the 'flavour' of the object, the effective quality of the object. There are three basic types of feelings - pleasant, painful and neutral feeling. Feeling can further be subdivided by way of the sense faculty through which it originates: feeling which arises by contact with the eye, ear, nose, tongue , body and mind, which amounts to eighteen types of feeling (three kinds each through six sense faculties).

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