Sunday, November 18, 2007

'du byed - Mental Formation

The skandha associated with bya ba grub pa'i ye shes is 'du byed - mental formations. Another translation for this part of a being is impulses, or habitual tendencies -- samskara in Sanskrit.

More associations with this wisdom: concerning the five elements is is wind, concerning the five senses it is associated with tongue consciousness.

Next, the fourth wisdom of the ye shes lnga.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please fix the spelling in the Tibetan script. I'm sure you'll see what I mean.

Drimay said...

This aggregate includes both mental stuff and non-associated composites, i.e. things which are neither mental nor physical. Not all non-associated composites are part of a person, but I am very interested in finding out which ones are. 'Person' is an example of one of these neither-physical-nor-mental things. Can you think of what kinds of non-associated composites would be part of the fourth aggregate?

Kent Sandvik said...

Oops! Fixed.

Anonymous said...

While you are at it, fix

Friday, November 09, 2007

'od pdag med - Amitabha

I cannot help but notice such things.

It's a character flaw.