Re: [Pali] khandha
- Dear Gabriel,
BGPGU> If someone thinks this approach is useful and would like to
BGPGU> know more, I'd be happy to translate to English my French text
BGPGU> on the matter for the khandhâ 2. to 5.
Can you please translate it?
- Dear Gabriel,
I would be most interested in reading your text on the
psycho-physiological aggregates. Posting it in
English in the file area of this list would be
appreciated by many of us, I'm sure. I would also be
interested in challenging my passable reading fluency
in French by seeing your original version, which I
hope you will mail me off-list.
Merci mille fois, mon ami.
--- "Bittar Gabriel, PhD, Geneva University"
> Dear Pali friends.http://www.bouddhisme-universite.org/universite/programme/cours-et-stages/inter
> The categorisation of the world structures in five 5
> types of aggregates
> (pa�ca-khandh�) is quite often repeated in the
> Suttas. I find it a quite
> useful view of the world, when keeping in mind that
> it is a categoriasation
> view, when used with flexibility and when adapted to
> modern knowledge. As
> an evolutionary scientist with a peculiar interest
> for psychological
> aspects of it, I have adopted the following
> interpretation - mind you, it's
> nothing more (or less) than that: a personal
> 1. : r�pa-khandh�, the aggregates of form
> include the basic elements constituting matter;
> archaic belief: the catt�ri mah�-bh�t�ni -
> pa.thav�-dh�tu, earth element;
> �po-dh�tu, water element; tejo-dh�tu, fire element;
> v�yo-dh�tu, air element
> -, but also sometimes �k�sa-dh�tu, space element;
> which can all be translated in modern science as:
> sub-atomic and atomic wave-particles, fondamental
> the r�pa-khandh� also include the up�d�ya-r�p�, the
> secundary forms,
> derived properties of which some belong to living
> beings (archaic meaning:
> les 5 senses, feminity, masculinity, vitality,
> etc.); modern
> interpretation: ADN, enzymes, metabolism, etc.).
> The r�pa-khandh� are more or less complex san'kh�r�
> (structural fluxes /
> processes), they constitute the non-living matter
> (including the viruses)
> but also the physical basic (molecular) mechanisms
> of the more complex life
> If someone thinks this approach is useful and would
> like to know more, I'd
> be happy to translate to English my French text on
> the matter for the
> khandh� 2. to 5., the catt�ri n�ma-r�pa khandh�, the
> 4 types of
> psycho-physiological aggregates :
> 2. vedan�-khandh�, the aggregates of sensations
> 3. sa���-khandh�, the aggregates of perceptions
> 4. (citta-)san'kh�r�-khandh�, the aggregates of
> (psychic) structural
> processes which emerge from a complex
> (quasi-)nervous nodule
> 5. vi'���.na-khandh�, the aggregates of discerning
> ("consciousness-conscience"), which emerge from a
> coherent whole of
> structural processes set up in a process of
> reflection ("know thyself");
> privileged exit-point out of sam's�ra.
> Jacqueline "Gotam� J�varakkh�" Bittar
> Dr Gabriel "Ananda J�vasattha" Bittar,
> PhD University of Geneva
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> ( a'niccaa vata san'khaaraa )
> "impermanent are structural processes"
> "instables sont les flux structurels"
> Siddh�rtha (Siddhaartha) Gautama Buddha
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