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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