Five branch winds

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The five branch winds (Tib. ཡན་ལག་གི་རླུང་ལྔ་, yenlak gi lung nga, Wyl. yan lag gi rlung lnga) are part of the our subtle psycho-physical system. The five branch winds enable the senses to operate. They are:

  1. The naga wind (Tib.ཀླུའི་རླུང་, lu'i lung; Wyl. klu'i rlung). This lung is connected with the eyes and sight.
  2. The tortoise wind (Tib. རུ་སྦལ་གྱི་་རླུང་, rubal gyi lung; Wyl. ru sbal gyi rlung). This wind connects with the heart and the sense of hearing [check].
  3. The lizard wind (Tib.རྩངས་པའི་རླུང་, tsangpé lung; Wyl. rtsangs pa'i rlung) — associated with the nose and the sense of smell.
  4. The devadatta wind (Tib.ལྷས་བྱིན་གྱི་རླུང་, lhéjin gyi lung; Wyl. lhas byin gyi rlung) — related to the sense of taste [check].
  5. The 'king of wealth deities' wind (Tib. ནོར་ལྷ་རྒྱལ་གྱི་རླུང་, nor lha gyal gyi lung; Wyl. nor lha rgyal gyi rlung). This wind connects with the body and the sense of touch.

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