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Skandhas in Śūraṅgama Sūtra

I am about to delete this section: Five_skandhas#Description_in_.C5.9A.C5.ABra.E1.B9.85gama_S.C5.ABtra. Because it is overload for this article. Just making a note in case we want to resurface the info some day in another article (either its own article or an article on the sutra). Dorje108 (talk) 17:07, 3 July 2018 (UTC)


Four Paramatthas

This should be a separate article

The Abhidhamma and post-canonical Pali texts create a meta-scheme for the Sutta Pitaka's conceptions of aggregates, sense bases and dhattus (elements).[1] This meta-scheme is known as the four paramatthas or four ultimate realities.

Ultimate realities

There are four paramatthas; three conditioned, one unconditioned:

  • Material phenomena (rūpa, form)
  • Mental factors (the nama-factors sensation, perception and formation)
  • Consciousness
  • Nibbāna

Mapping of the paramatthas

The mapping between the aggregates, the twelve sense bases, and the ultimate realities is represented in this chart:[lower-alpha 1]

aggregate external
sense base
internal
sense base
ultimate
reality
form visible form,
sound, smell,
taste, touch
eye,
ear, nose,
tongue, body
28
material
phenomena
mental
objects
(dharma)
sensation   52
mental
factors
perception
formation
conscious-
ness
(vinnana)
  mind
(mana)
conscious-
ness
(citta)
      Nibbāna

Notes

  1. Chart is based on Bodhi (2000a), p. 288.
  1. Bodhi (2000a), p. 6.