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Skandhas, Why We Suffer

Skandhas, Why We Suffer

In Buddhism, it refers to the 5 aggregates of clinging (the source of suffering). To understand them let's think of hearing a person clapping:

  1. form (or material image, impression) - This is the experience of the clapping sound
  2. sensations (or feelings, received from form) - Is the clap a plesant or displeasing sound?
  3. perceptionsNoticing the person clapping
  4. mental activity or formations - We notice he clapped to gain attention
  5. consciousness - We remember of a story about clapping

All of these usually happen in less than a second. Experiences are actually made up of multiple groups.

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