Five Aggregates of Clinging: Recognizing Not-Self

Apr 16, 2021

This talk begins a series of 5 talks on the Five Aggregates or Khandas. Understanding these is essential to realizing the teachings on not-self or selflessness which is an important backdrop for understanding non-duality. The five aggregates are translated as matter or form (rupa); sensation, emotion or feeling (vedana); recognition or perception (sanna); karmic activity, formation, or force (sankhara); and consciousness (vinnana). Put simply, when we cling to these and fabricate a sense of me or mine, we suffer.