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The five factors of existance for Buddhism. Each being is nothing compilation, or bundle, of these factors, with no permanent substance behind them. The factors, from the bottom up, are the Aggregate of Matter (Rupakkhandha), Aggregate of Sensations (Vedanakkhandha), Aggregate of Perceptions (Sannakkhandha), Aggregate of Mental Formulations (Samkharakkandha), and Aggregate of Consciousness (Vinnanakkhandha) Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ...


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Walpola Rahula. What the Buddha Taught. New York: Grove Press. 1974. The Rev. ...


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The Five Aggregates By Ven Thubten Pende (17834 words)
Rather than merely saying the body and mind the Buddha mentioned five classifications, and when he was teaching this he was using handfuls of grain to say there is this aggregate and this aggregate and this aggregate, five all together.
The last aggregate is the aggregate of CONSCIOUSNESS and this is referring to the six consciousnesses, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile and mental, which are the main means we come to know the various objects that compose reality.
By phenomena there he meant the five aggregates, and for example because of mistaking the way in which the five aggregates exist, such as the body, mistaking the way in which it exists then we mistake the way the I exists which is dependent upon those aggregates.
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