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Buddhism after death

From what I understand the aggregates aren't self but now when a person dies and the material aggregates of his body dissolve then what remains who gets reincarnated ?.If there is no soul then what ...
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If consciousness arises from mental formations is it correct to say that consciousness has a specific tone or opinions with it?

Example: I see something moving, there's contact. Then there's an unpleasant feeling and perception recognize it as a spider. Mental formations on how to deal with the "threat" of a spider arises. A ...
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Is it wrong-view to think there might be more than 5 aggregates?

Although the 5 aggregates seem to fully explain my experience, is it wrong view if I think that there might be more?
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Why is there no self in the container of the 5 aggregates?

I can see that there is no self to find in the 5 aggregates. But what about their container ? I have a recurrent thought which troubles me : I imagine the 5 aggregates happening within a frame, ...
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Are there universal experiences associated with seeing through individual aggregates?

To further refine the question: the falling away of saññā (perception), for instance, may leave behind a sense of wholeness, awe and wonder as there is no longer the conditioned interpretation of the ...
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Need better examples for assuming self to be non-form aggregates

Based on the River Sutta below, I can definitely understand assuming the self to be the body. So, when the body becomes old, diseased and approaching death, one assumes that "I am" becoming old, ...
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How can Name-and-form be the cause and condition for the manifestation of the consciousness aggregate?

In SN 22.82 Buddha says Name and Form is the cause and condition for the manifestation of Consciousness aggregate. “The four great elements, bhikkhu, are the cause and condition for the ...
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Responsibility in Buddhism

If nothing can be considered 'myself' or 'mine', if nothing is in my complete control (take volition for example), how can people be held responsible for their thoughts, words and deeds, if they are ...
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What are the aggregates made up of?

Namo Buddhaya. In this vast ocean of knowledge I haven't gained much knowledge. There are five aggregates, namely form,feeling,perception,volitional formations and consciousness.If I am not wrong, ...
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Are the clinging aggregates the cause of clinging after death?

There are five clinging aggregates. Here it states that one's self clings to the five aggregates. To quote: "It's just as when a dog is tied by a leash to a post or stake: If it walks, it walks ...
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How does the craving or clinging to existence survive after death?

As per my understanding when a person dies his aggregates dissolve(his self dissolves) and if the dead person has any cravings,clinging left for the existence then he is reborn(aggregates reassemble). ...
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Beings who are not aware of their own existence?

In some realms there are some beings who are not aware of their own existence (Some place in Brahma realm). How do their aggregates work when they themselves aren't aware of their existence? If you ...
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How can Nama-rupa of Dependent Arising be same as Five Aggregates?

It is generally told that the 4th entry in the chain of Dependent Origination, namely Nama-rupa is nothing but the Five Aggregates (Nama being the sum of Vedana, Sanna, Sankhara and Vinnana). But ...
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Five aggregates vs dependent origination

What is the relation between the five aggregates and the dependent origination?
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Which aggregate appears before…perception or feeling?

Do you first feel the touch (pleasant, unpleasant or indifferent) or do you first identify it? Or is it all at the same time? Is the order of aggregates always the same for all the senses?
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Is there person without consciousness?

If we consider person(Arthma) as a consciousness. When undergoing an operation, we are temporarily unconscious. Then what happens to that person while unconscious? Some related discussion are here: ...
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Perception (saṃjñā) and discrimination

How do perception and discrimination relate? I remember thinking (when reading) that they were near synonyms
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How does kamma create a new set of aggregates for a rebirth; how do the mechanics of this process work?

In the booklet "A Discourse on the Bhāra Sutta", by The Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw, I read the following: "As we make great efforts to fulfil desire, kamma and mental formations are brought into play. ...