six objects ［六境］ ( rokkyō): Also, six sense objects. Color and form, sound, odor, taste, texture, and phenomena. The six objects are those perceived by the six sense organs—eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind. Phenomena is a translation of dharmas, which means all things, physical and spiritual, of the past, present, and future. It is used here to indicate any thing or occurrence that can be perceived or conceived of by the mind. This also includes purely mental or spiritual elements, such as feelings, ideas, and thoughts. Contact between the six sense organs and their respective objects gives rise to the six consciousnesses.