Five Skandhas; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Or Five Aggregates, that is, the five components of an intelligent beings, or psychological analysis of the mind:
- Matter or Form (rupa) - the physical form responded to the five organs of senses, i.e., eye, ear, nose, tongue and body
- Sensation or Feeling (vedana) - the feeling in reception of physical things by the senses through the mind
- Recognition or Conception (sanjna) - the functioning of mind in distinguishing and formulating the concept
- 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
- Consciousness (vijnana) - the mental faculty in regard to perception, cognition and experience
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Search found 24 books and stories containing Five Skandhas. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Below are direct links for the most relevant articles:
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Part 3 - The non-existence of beings < [Chapter XXIII - The Virtue of Morality]
Appendix 6 - Prajñā or Prajñāpāramitā as ‘the Mother of the Buddhas’ < [Chapter LII - Elimination of the Triple Poison]
2. First dhyāna < [Part 3 - Definition of the various dhyānas and samāpattis]
Chapter XXIX - On Bodhisattva Highly-Virtuous King (c) < [Section Six]
Chapter XXXV - On Bodhisattva Lion's Roar (c) < [Section Seven]
Chapter XLIII - On Bodhisattva Kasyapa (d) < [Section Nine]
The Great Chariot (by Longchenpa)
C. It is right to contemplate the sufferings of samsara < [Chapter III - The Sufferings of Samsara]
Part 10b.6) The six perfections: Prajña that realizes the natural state < [B. the extensive explanation of arousing bodhicitta]
Part 3a.3 - The conduct accompanying that < [B. The explanation of meditation practice, together with its action of ripening and freeing]
Chapter VI - The Group Of The Ties < [Part I]
Chapter IV - The Intoxicant Group < [Part I]