4👑☸ Cattāri Ariya-saccaṃ 四聖諦

5uk: pañc-upādānak-khandhā

five-clinging-aggregates

4👑☸STED 5uk     1💩    Rūpa   Vedana   Sañña   Saṅ-khārā   Viññāṇa     🔝

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SN 56.11: saṃkhittena pañc-upādānak-khandhā dukkhā.
In-short, (the) five-clinging-aggregates (are) suffering.

1. Rūpa (form)
2. Vedana (feelings/experienced-sensations)
3. Sañña (perceptions)
4. Saṅ-khārā (co-activities)
5. Viññāṇa (consciousness)

What's the difference between consciousness and perception?

consciousness is raw sensory data, perception is higher on the food chain. For example, MN 18 and DN 22.

SN 22.79 explains it with a confusing simile

cdpatton notes: The Chinese parallel (SA 46) doesn’t have these definitions for perception or consciousness. They look more standard.

Perception

is defined like this: 諸想是想受陰,何所想?少想、多想、無量想、都無所有作無所有想,是故名想受陰。 Perceptions are the clinging aggregate of perception. What is perceived by it? The perception of few, the perception of many, and the perception of measureless. When there’s nothing at all, there’s the perception of nothingness. Therefore, it’s called the clinging aggregate of perception.

For consciousness,

the definition is to be conscious of all the sensory objects: 別知相是識受陰,何所識?識色,識聲、香、味、觸、法,是故名識受陰。 The signs of discernment are the clinging aggregate of consciousness. What is it conscious of? It’s conscious of form and conscious of sound, odor, flavor, touch, and mental objects. Therefore, it’s called the clinging aggregate of consciousness.

Misc.

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