The Five Aggregates are a framework to understand what a person is and how people function.
The Five Aggregates describe the five main factors that constitute reality according to Buddhist thought. They are: form, feeling, perception, mental formations and consciousness. They account for both physical and mental dimensions of reality and the connections between them. They are especially important as a framework for understanding what a person is and how people function.
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