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Khandas

Five Aggregates

What is KHANDAS?

What is KHANDAS?

In Buddhism, five aggregates assert five elements that constitute and completely explain a living being’s mental and physical existence. 

Matter

Matter

First element, Matter, is material objects. 

Sensation

Sensation

Second element, Sensation, includes unpleasant, pleasant and neutral sensations. 

Formation

Formation

Third element, Formation, is the actions.

Perception

Perception

Fourth element, Perception, is the grasping at the distinguishing features.

Consciousness

Consciousness

Fifth element, Consciousness, is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself.

Consciousness is the represented by the negative space when the piece closes.

What happens when it opens?

What happens when it opens?

In Buddhism, the five elements consist a person and the death means the separation of five elements. Samsara is the term for death and is indicated by the six balls on the cord.