Five Skandhas; 1 Definition(s)

Introduction

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In Buddhism

General definition (in Buddhism)

Or Five Aggregates, that is, the five components of an intelligent beings, or psychological analysis of the mind:

  1. Matter or Form (rupa) - the physical form responded to the five organs of senses, i.e., eye, ear, nose, tongue and body
  2. Sensation or Feeling (vedana) - the feeling in reception of physical things by the senses through the mind
  3. Recognition or Conception (sanjna) - the functioning of mind in distinguishing and formulating the concept
  4. Volition or Mental Formation (samskara) - habitual action, i.e., a conditioned response to the object of experience, whether it is good or evil, you like or dislike
  5. Consciousness (vijnana) - the mental faculty in regard to perception, cognition and experience
(Source): Buddhist Door: Glossary

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