Thoughts on Buddhism - Three Short Writings
Copyright 2011 by T.J. Seitz
The 5 Skandhas
My wife attends a Chan Buddhist temple. One of her weekly assignments involved the five skandhas and how she personally experienced them. Her questions and struggle to understand inspired me to reflect and write my thoughts down.
Students were asked to explicate and critique the concepts for future class discussions.
The following passages are what I came up with after contemplating the topic for a while:
The five skandhas are the corporeal facets that sustain the embodied perception of ‘Self’