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skandha

Pali khandha

In Buddhism, any of the five elements that constitute an individual's mental and physical existence. They are rupa (physical matter), vedana (feeling), samjna (perception; Pali sanna), samskara (mental formations; Pali sankhara), and vijnana (consciousness; Pali vinnana). The four mental aggregates are perceived to be the personality or ego but are in fact only processes in a state of continuous change, subject to the effects of karma. At death the mental skandhas dissociate from the rupa and find a new physical base, resulting in a new birth.

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Aggregate may refer to:

  • Aggregate (composite), in materials science, a component of a composite material used to resist compressive stress
  • Construction aggregate, materials used in construction, including sand, gravel, crushed stone, slag, or recycled crushed concrete
  • A group of several canonical hours which together form a single service
  • Total chromatic and combinatoriality, in music, the full chromatic scale of twelve equal tempered pitch
  • Aggregate (Pāli, khandha; Sanskrit, skandha), in Buddhism, refers to a category of sensory experiences
  • Aggregate analysis, a technique used in amortized analysis in computer science, especially in analysis of algorithms
  • Aggregate data, in statistics, data combined from several measurements
  • Aggregate demand, the total demand for final goods and services in the economy
  • Aggregate function, in computer science (especially SQL), a function that calculates a scalar result from a set or list of objects
  • Aggregate score, the sum of two scorelines in a two-legged match
  • Aggregate series, in rocketry, a set of experimental rocket designs developed in Nazi Germany

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