The five aggregates are a central concept, as they are the
basis for many meditations.
The very subtle yet extremely resilient grasping at the
self existence of “I” and “mine” is the root of all problems. To fully appreciate
the harmful impact of that grasping and to then free oneself completely from it,
it is necessary to understand both the illusory conventional nature of the
aggregates as well as their final mode of abiding.
Ven. Fedor Stracke collated and
translated most of the content of this text from different Tibetan texts, such
as the Clear Ornament by Chim Jam-peʼi yang, Elucidation of the Path to
Liberation by the first Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gedun Drub, and the Collected
Topics by Yongdzin Purbuchok Jampa Tsultrim Gyatso.
29 pages, 2010 edition.
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