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  • As soon as he has considered the origin and destruction of the elements (khandha) of the body, he finds happiness and joy which belong to those who know the immortal (Nirvana).

    The Dhammapada

  • But when an Arahant died, these khandha could never be ignited again, and could not feed the flame of a new existence.


  • He divided the human personality into five “heaps” or “constituents” (khandhas): the body, feelings, percep­tions, volitions (conscious and unconscious) and consciousness, and asked the bhikkhus to consider each khandha in turn.


  • Was it not true, the Buddha asked his disciples, that after examining each khandha, an honest person found that he could not wholly identify with it, because it was so unsatisfactory?


  • The art of mindfulness would teach him to become detached from his five khandha and douse the flames.


  • But now that he was approaching the end of his life, he was about to shed the last indignities of age; the khandha, the


  • Thus each khandha, subject as it was to dukkha, flawed and transitory, could not constitute or include the Self sought by so many of the ascetics and yogins.



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