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Aggregates and Non-Self

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Teacher: Tim Geil
Date: 2023-03-20 Monday


Reflection and Practice

We have this assumption of a self at the center of our experiences: our thoughts, our emotions, our senses. While relatively true, dharma practice points to the underlying illusion of self. Notice how that sense of self arises in relation to the five aggregates. If you relax the activity of thinking and doing around the aggregates, is that sense of self still there? Can you actually locate it? The Five Aggregates: Form (body, etc.), Vedana (pleasant, unpleasant, neutral), Perception (labeling from past history), Volitional Impulses (thinking, emotions, actions), Consciousness (sensory field).

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