The Five Aggregates

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

What are the five aggregates of Buddhism? The Buddha analyzed the person into these parts. We will look at each of them and how they can in turn be analyzed into further parts. We will also consider how understanding this analysis can help us in our practice.

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Suttas:

The Seven Cases (SN 22.57): https://suttacentral.net/en/sn22.57
Perversions (AN 4.49): https://suttacentral.net/en/an4.49
Virtuous (SN 22.122): https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn22/sn22.122.than.html

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Doug is Study Director of the Secular Buddhist Association. He has a PhD in Philosophy, with a minor in Buddhist philosophy and Sanskrit. In 2013 he completed the year-long Integrated Study and Practice Program with the BCBS and NYIMC. A long time scientific skeptic, he pursues a naturalized approach to practice. He is also interested in scholarship about the Tipiṭaka, and the theoretical and historical origins of the dhamma. He posts videos at Doug's Secular Dharma on YouTube. Some of his writing can be found at academia.edu.

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