the 5 Clusters of
Clinging! The Noble 8-fold Way
be developed for the direct experience of these five Clusters
for the full understanding and elimination of them, and for
overcoming, abandoning and leaving all behind...This
Noble 8-fold Way
to be developed for the uprooting of all of these five Clusters of Clinging!
Clinging is solidified
Craving is the cause of
The Cluster of Clinging to
Form is internally to one's 'own body' and externally
to what is appearing as
'my physical world' and
the bodies of others..
of Clinging to Feeling is the obsession with pleasant feeling,
fear of painful feeling and obstinate indifference towards neutral feeling...
The Cluster of
Clinging to Perception is the monomaniac obsession
diverse, and momentarily tantalizing manifold objects of the six senses...
of Clinging to Construction
is the persistent passion for
planning, attending, thinking, involving, hoping, wanting, willing
of Clinging to
Consciousness is the addiction
to all that is seen,
heard, smelt, tasted, touched, and cognized as ideas or
of Clinging means an
assemblage, bunch, clump, collection, group,
or knot of a tightly adhering collection of
various forms of attachment!
is nothing here 'outside' or 'apart' from these clusters of clinging,
internally, nor externally! This 5-fold classification is complete,
since it covers all worldly phenomena...
The cause of clinging is
The effect of clinging is becoming.
The effect of becoming is
ageing, decay, sickness, (re)death and thus
Suffering.... Dig that or die ;-)
More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging
Source (edited extract):
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Book [V:60-1] section 45: The Way. 178: The 5
Cluster of Clinging...