Five Aggregates; 1 Definition(s)

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Five Aggregates or Five Components:—A technical term in Buddhism corresponding to the Sanskrit pañcaskandha defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 22):

  1. Bodily-form (rūpa),
  2. Feelings (vedanā),
  3. Perceptions (saṃjñā),
  4. Volitions (saṃskāra),
  5. Consciousness (vijñāna).

The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., pañca-skandha, ‘five aggregates’). The work is attributed to Nagarguna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha

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