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skandhas  Term Image (skaṃndha (s)) Script Image
(Language:  Sanskrit)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: The absence of a permanent self.
Long Description: A Sanskrit term used to describe the absence of a permanent self; it usually refers to the five aggregates, namely: the body, feelings, perceptions, states of mind and awareness—all of which are in a state of constant flux.
Source(s): The Laughing Buddha of Tofukuji: The Life of Zen Master Keido Fukushima , by Ishwar C. Harris
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms