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5 Skandhas

The Five Skandhas, also called Formations are:
form (rupa) apperception or sensibility perception volition, will consciousness
 
BBW [kagyu.email list] describes the skandhas using slightly different terminology: 1. Form -- the physical aspect 2. Perception -- the first non-physical layer, the bare, non-complex image, sound, etc. 3. Feeling -- how [what?] we feel, i.e., good, bad, ugly, indifference, etc. 4. Formation -- conceptual composite formation of what gets filtered through feeling and perception, when coming in; or, when going out. Also described as the thoughts or intentions of carrying out [or implementing] an action. 5. Consciousness -- thoughts and deeper levels of the mind. http://www.khandro.net/deity_tale_of_two.htm
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