Five Aggregates

Five Aggregates

The Buddha ended his statement of the First Noble Truth with the sentence, “In brief, the five aggregates subject to grasping are suffering (dukkha).”[1]  Simply put, the five aggregates are the five physical and mental factors that, in combination, are experienced as...
Dukkha is Suffering-plus-plus

Dukkha is Suffering-plus-plus

“Master, this car is dukkha.” The lesson from the story of Emperor Qianlong and countless others with lucky human births is clear, that no matter how lucky our birth is, we are all still subject to the same suffering: aging, illness, death, separation, not...