bhavanirodha wrote:Again, my concern is the correct notation and representations.
retrofuturist wrote:My concern is whether you're aware that the aggregates are not mutually exclusive representations of discrete components of samsaric experience.
Some writers on Buddhism who have not understood that the five khandha are just classificatory groupings, have conceived them as compact entities 'heaps', 'bundles', while actually, as stated above, the groups never exist as such, i.e. they never occur in a simultaneous totality of all their constituents. Also those single constituents of a group which are present in any given body-and-mind process, are of an evanescent nature, and so also their varying combinations. Feeling, perception and mental constructions are only different aspects and functions of a single unit of consciousness. They are to consciousness what redness, softness, sweetness, etc. are to an apple and have as little separate existence as those qualities.
About the inseparability of the groups it is said:
''Whatever, o brother, there exists of feeling, of perception and of mental constructions, these things are associated, not dissociated, and it is impossible to separate one from the other and show their difference. For whatever one feels, one perceives; and whatever one perceives, of this one is conscious
MN 43: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
bhavanirodha wrote:What grounds did I provide for such a concern?
bhavanirodha wrote:could you clarify your intentions and meaning?
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