Reply To: Post on Pancakkhandha or Five Aggregates – A Misinterpreted Concept


I am glad to hear that, Lvalio!

It is a good idea for all to understand those posts, at least the first two.

For example, the moment after we see something, it goes to our memory. Same with a sound that we hear. We hear it and it is gone (except that it is registered in the memory.) Same for smells, tastes, and bodily touches.
– Thus, rupakkhandha is almost all memories.

Of course, there are rupa out there in the external world.
– But rupakkhandha is what each person has seen, heard, smelled, tasted, or touched.
– So, there is a difference between rupa (which are sankata) and rupakkhandha (which is what each person has experienced.)

Think about that!

The other four (vedanakkhandha, sannakkhandha, sankharakkhandha, vinnanakkhandha) are easier to see.
– Thus the five aggregates are all mental.