Re: Five What?


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Posted by Michael Pollard (199.216.252.3) on October 04, 2000 at 03:44:42:

In Reply to: Five What? posted by Aaron on October 03, 2000 at 20:55:36:

I used to remember, but am not sure about this. And I haven't access to a reference, but here goes:


  1. Body or Form: The body in which your housed.
  2. Sensation or Feelings: The Physical sensations of the body.
  3. Preception: The way we perceive these physical sensations.
  4. Motivation:I'm a little unsure if this is the right name for it, but it is the motivation we apply to actions, I thnk the type of motivation is based on our preception.
  5. Conciousness: This is the end result, the building up of our conciousness. I think it may be more ego, because awareness is a good thing; it's called Nirvana if it's egoless, unadulterated awarness.


Essentially, each upper level skanda is based on the one below it. So the body, so I can tell, is the main cause of the ego. But if we purify our skandas we can become liberated from our bodys.
I'm not sure how accurate that all is, something tells me I should post unless I'm sure (but then I'd never post), but I cannot help myself because I want to help others. Again, I invite anyone to correct me. Metta.


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