The 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):

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The 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):

The Blessed Buddha once explained: 
Bhikkhus, there are these five Clusters of Clinging. What five?

1: The Cluster of Clinging to Form…

2: The Cluster of Clinging to Feeling…

3: The Cluster of Clinging to Perception…

4: The Cluster of Clinging to Construction…
5: The Cluster of Clinging to Consciousness…

These are the 5 Clusters of Clinging! The Noble 8-fold Way should indeed
be developed for the direct experience of these five Clusters of Clinging,
for the full understanding, and elimination of them, and for their final
overcoming, abandoning, and leaving all behind…This Noble 8-fold Way is
to be developed for the uprooting of all of these five Clusters of Clinging!

Explanation: Clinging is solidified cravingCraving is the cause of Suffering:

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The Cluster of Clinging to Form is internally to one’s ‘own body’ and externally
to what is appearing as ‘the physical world’, and the bodies of others..

The Cluster of Clinging to Feeling is the obsession with pleasant feeling,
fear of painful feeling, and obstinate indifference towards neutral feeling…

The Cluster of Clinging to Perception is the monomaniac obsession with the
diverse, and momentarily tantalizing manifold objects of the six senses…

The Cluster of Clinging to Construction is the persistent passion for intending,
planning, attending, thinking, involving, hoping, wanting, willing, and worrying…

The Cluster of Clinging to Consciousness is the addiction to all that is seen,
heard, smelt, tasted, touched, and cognized as ideas and mental states…
The effect of clinging is becoming. The effect of becoming is (re)birth,
ageing, decay, sickness, (re)death and thus prolonged Suffering….

More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):

Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the BuddhaSamyutta Nikāya.
Book [V:60-1] section 45: The Way. 178: The 5 Cluster of Clinging…

 The 5 Clusters of Clinging…


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