A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
Actually Buddha may have emphasized the 5 khandas one of which is mental activity (sankhara) - or the cetasikas.... khandhas are fabricated or put together, but one of the khandhas is what people do when they put things together or fabricate things in their mind." Yes - the five khandas of attachment - also liable to decay and thus not a secure basis for happiness - Knowledge of this leads to detachment regarding the Khandas....This may be what Buddha really emphasized - ie. impermanent are, all assembled phenomena - their nature is emergence and dissipation - all assembled phenomena are faulty.... (liable to dissipation are all assembled phenomena, through disenchantment shall succeed...
Hi. SN 22.48 appears to refer to two types of khandhas: (i) the five aggregates and: (ii) the five aggregates subject to clinging. What is your view of the relevance this teaching? Thanks
There is always an official executioner. If you try to take his place, It is like trying to be a master carpenter and cutting wood. If you try to cut wood like a master carpenter, you will only hurt your hand.
I assume that "Tainted" means anything that is subject to Birth - Ageing - Sickness and Death" or - alternatively - anything of ignoble - impure nature (same ??) - Interesting that the sutta draws a distinction....For the purpose of Liberation - i would assume it to refer to all conditioned phenomena (but particularly the Five Aggregqates of Grasping)....
The sutta in question seems to say there are two kinds of khanda - those of Grasping (that are Tainred - Some Pali canons mention three āsava that sustain karmic flow. These three mentioned in the Nikāyas are "karmic propensities for sensual pleasures (kāmāsava), karmic propensities for existence (bhavāsava), and karmic propensities for ignorance (avijjāsava)"