Citta, cetasika and rūpa are conditioned realities (sankhāra dhammas). They
arise because of conditions and fall away again; they are impermanent. One
paramattha dhamma, nibbāna, is an unconditioned reality ((asankhata
dhamma); it does not arise and fall away. All four paramattha dhammas are
Citta, cetasika and rūpa, the conditioned realities, can be classified by
way of the five khandhas. Khandha means 'group' or 'aggregate'. What is
classified as khandha arises because of conditions and falls away again. The
five khandhas are not different from the three paramattha dhammas which
are citta, cetasika and rūpa. Realities can be classified in many different ways
and thus different names are given to them.
The five khandhas are:
1. Rūpakkhandha, which are all physical phenomena.
2. Vedanākkhandha, which is feeling (vedanā).
3. Saññākkhandha, which is remembrance or ''perception'' (saññā).
4. Sankhārakkhandha,comprising fifty cetasikas (mental factors arising
with the citta).
5. Viññānakkhandha, comprising all cittas (89 or 121).
- Realities classified by way of five khandhas
- All cetasikas classified as three khandhas
- All cittas are one khandha
- Khandhas are impermanent
- Khandhas can be experienced
- Bodily feeling and mental feeling
- Feeling classified by way of the contacts
- Perception is one khandha
- The fifty cetasikas
- Clinging to khandhas I
- Clingiln to khandhas II