The Five Khandhas - All cittas are one khandha

As regards citta, all cittas are one khandha: viññānakkhandha. The Pāli terms viññāna, mano and citta are three terms for the same reality: that which has the characteristic of knowing or experiencing something. When citta is classified as khandha the word viññāna is used. Thus, the five khandhas are grouped as one rūpakkhandha, and four nāmakkhandha. Three nāmakkhandhas are are cetasika and one nāmakkhandha is citta.


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