Book: The Buddha's Path of Peace
Chapter: 14. Right Understanding: The Reflections Model
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.