Knowing the 5 core aspects
of the 5 Clusters:
The Blessed Buddha
Friends, the uninstructed, uneducated, and ordinary person neither
the origin as it really is, nor does he understand the ceasing, nor the
nor the danger, nor the escape from these five clusters of clinging:
Perception, Mental Constructions, and Consciousness!
But, friends, the instructed Noble Disciple understands the origin as it
including the ceasing, the satisfaction, the danger, and the escape in
the case of
form, feeling, perception, mental constructions, & consciousness!
How are these 5 aspects of
the 5 clusters of clinging to be understood?
The origin of form is nutriment! Ceasing of nutriment is ceasing of
The satisfaction in form is the pleasure, fun, and joy derived from
The danger in form is the impermanent and decaying nature of all form.
The escape from form is the overcoming of all desire & lust for any
is here defined as: Food, contact, intention and
origin of feeling, perception and construction is this sense contact.
The ceasing of feeling, perception and construction is ceasing of
The satisfaction in feeling, perception & construction is the pleasure,
joy derived from feeling, perception and mental construction.
The danger in feeling, perception and mental construction is the
and inevitable impermanence & therefore immanent dissatisfaction with
any feeling, any perception and any mental construction whatsoever!
The escape from feeling, perception and construction is the overcoming
of all desire and lust for all feeling, perception and mental
initial origin of consciousness is
mental construction. The ceasing of
consciousness is the
mental construction. The satisfaction in
consciousness is the pleasure and joy derived from consciousness.
The danger within consciousness is this impermanence, nature to change,
and thus misery characteristic of any form and event of consciousness!
The escape from all consciousness is the overcoming & elimination of all
desire and lust for any form of consciousness. In this way are
aspects of the 5 clusters of clinging to be fully understood! It is only
this way, that the instructed Noble Disciple indeed really understands,
what should be understood...
More on the 5 Clusters of
5 Clusters of Clinging,
Fingernail of Soil,
~ acquisition of
Acquisition of Fuel,
What are the 5 Clusters of Clinging,
~ as changing, painful & non-self
~ as ownerless
~ as categories
~ as suffering
The Grouped Sayings by the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya 22:74 III 822
Knowing the Origin!