Rupa = form or shape?

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Rupa = form or shape?

Post by Spiny O'Norman » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:29 am

The usual translation for rupa is "form", but I would like to get a deeper understanding, particularly in the context of the 5 aggregates. Does rupa mean how things appear? Or does it mean all "physical" phenomena? And how does it relate to the 5 elements.
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Re: Rupa = form or shape?

Post by Rhino » Sun Jun 07, 2009 9:35 am

With best wishes

Only in a vertical view, straight down into the abyss of his own personal existence, is a man capable of apprehending the perilous insecurity of his situation; and only a man who does apprehend this is prepared to listen to the Buddha's Teaching.
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