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Book: The Buddha's Path of Peace

Chapter: 14. Right Understanding: The Reflections Model

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39413


The Buddhist doctrine of ‘The Five Aggregates’ is discussed. This doctrine is a synopsis of how the delusion of a discrete and essential ‘self’ arises from attachment to body, feelings (sensations), cognition, thoughts and consciousness. This chapter gives a simplified account of this difficult doctrine, using a model of reflections. Analogies and exercises are provided for the reader.

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