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-pe'i 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.