Skandha

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Skandha (Skt., ‘group’; Pāli, khandha). In Buddhism, the five aggregations which compose or constitute hụman appearance (nāma-rūpa): (i) rūpa, material composition; (ii) vedanā, sensing, including sensing through the sixth sense of mental impressions; (iii) saṃjña (Pāli, sañña), perception; (iv) saṃskāra (Pāli, sankhāra), mental formations producing character; (v) vijñāna (Pāli, viññāna), consciousness. They are constantly in the process of change, and do not constitute a self (anātman).