It is a Sanskrit word meaning a heap, pile or aggregate. They are important tools for understanding the Buddhist doctrine of no self as they include with them all transitory, impermanent phenomena. The Five Skandhas as they are found in the body are as follows: Body form Feelings of enjoyment and pleasure. Cognition of how to get what you want? How to actually indulge in pleasure? Formations Consciousness
Sanskrit for the five constituents of the Buddhist self: body, feeling, perception, disposition, and awareness. Ç phrÇ. Greek for Aristotle's ideal of the person who lives in the mean without any effort. Wu wei might be seen as the Chinese equivalent. Ðã nyat~. Sanskrit for Buddhist idea of all things being empty of substance.
The five skandhas (S) are form, feeling, perceptions, volitions and consciousness. Make up the totality of conditioned sentient existence.