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Thursday, February 19, 2015


The constituents of every existence are supposed to be the five aggregates (skandhas): matter (rupa), feeling (vedana), ideas (samjna), volition and other faculties (samskara), and pure sensation and consciousness (vijnana). Each existence is spiritual as well as material because these constituent elements are sense data itself or the so-called five doors. These elements are not substantial or idealistic, but are pure momentary flashes (of appearance) in the phenomenal world.

Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 65-02-00 as found on from an edited lecture in an early Wind Bell -all Wind Bells and Suzuki lectures from Wind Bells.