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)
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). This meta-scheme is known as the four paramatthas or four ultimate realities.
There are four paramatthas; three conditioned, one unconditioned:
- Material phenomena (rūpa, form)
- Mental factors (the nama-factors sensation, perception and formation)
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]
- Chart is based on Bodhi (2000a), p. 288.
- Bodhi (2000a), p. 6.