Masses against Soul
preached about "Five Masses of Clinging" instead of oneself or soul. There
have no one called as "I" or steady soul which goes from one life into
another life. Have only five masses of clinging. These five masses of
clinging are - massive bodies, six perceptions (feeling), six
identifying, collecting as karma formations (mental formations or akashic
records in akashic realm) and conscious energy. By combination of these five masses of
clinging, living creatures are appeared in universe. There have no
creator or ruler for universe. Also creatures are not created from
themselves or were originated from without reason. There have reasons for
giving birth, so those are : unknowingness, karma seeds, desires of lust, desires of
rebirth & desires of stop rebirth (mainly suicide cause of disgusting
life, pains & ignorance). So creatures have to use their karma
till karma energies are ending up. Also we can't point out, when or how
creatures are started their rebirth cycle because it is useless effort.
Buddha said "wounded person only need immediate medicine but not inquiry
about how and when he wounded". Consciousness energy jump from one lifetime into another lifetime as same as flame of candle light
that can burn new
candle light, but flame of the new candle light is not old flame neither
created newly nor old one itself. Like that logic, consciousness is not new one
but also not other consciousness created from consciousness of past life.
Mind is combinations of conscious energy packets. Mind has ability to
thinking, creating, remembering & understanding about five masses of
clinging. Even we feel mind as soul or steady being, it is combined with
continually activated group of conscious energy packets which are
created, stay few time & finally destroying.
Why they are
called as clinging?
These five masses of clinging help to rebirth and bond creatures into
infinitive cycles of births. So they are called stick without known or
clinging. Birth helps to give pains, sicknesses, getting old, death,
meeting negative people, losing loved people and obstacles to achieve
goals. As wholesome way said, these five masses are stressful. Mind is
collaborations of energy packet which rapidly start, stay very little
time and vanished. Till we get whole enlighten, creatures go from one
life into next life via five masses of clinging. After we attained
enlightening state, it becomes five masses only and are not clinging. Every
creatures bond to hell, hungry ghost realm, animal realm & asura realm
cause of creatures think these five masses of clinging as oneself or "I"
or idea about soul. It means they think there have steady soul which can
control oneself. But Lord Buddha teaches us there have no soul &
have only dependent organism (reasons & results) inside rebirth cycle.
In Buddhism simply physical body and its organs are called as massive
bodies or Rupa. Organs which are related to five senses are called
internal masses while subjected objects are called as external masses.
As example eye is internal mass while light rays and objects are
external masses. So eye-light, ear-sound, tongue-taste, nose-smells,
body-feelings from and mind-mental visualization are called as massive
bodies. Massive bodies are created & maintained according to foods which
creatures are eating. Basic building blocks of these massive bodies are
quantum state of elements of earth, liquids, heat & air.
Identifying (Vadana, Sangna, Sanskara & Vinghagna)
After internal & external masses impact with consciousness (Vignagna),
then it percept (sense or feel) and then identify objects. We say above impacts are as
connecting (Sparsha). Then thinking about these impacts & identifies via
mind using thoughts are called as volitional states (Cetana). These
volitional states help to create new formations in mind & astral
plane (in Karmic realms or Sanskara). After thinking,
normally we are saying as word from mouth
or doing actions from body or both together happens. This thinking, saying
& acting help to energy collections as store in astral plane as energy
packets called Karma. Karma is mental & astral formations. They are
energy packets, they are recorded in multi-dimensional space and time as akashic
records. So one being has immense akashic records.
Sensing is mainly three types - positive sensing, negative sensing &
neutral sensing. But with six senses, it can be categorized as 18 types.
As example eye sensing can be positive, negative & neutral. Identifying
is six types - identification from eye, ear, nose, tongue, body & mind.
Collecting karma also stores in part of mind related to astral plane like as energy image,
energy smell, energy taste, etc. People, who are developed their mind,
can read these past karma formations or akashic records. Six sensing,
six identifying, collecting as karma are resulted from impact. This
process is widely described in dependent organism.
Lord Buddha categorizes five masses of clinging as internal-external,
heavy-soft, near-long, canny-uncanny & vanished in past-unorganized in
future-originated in present. As example, if you lived in your past life
as energy body such as god then it was external, soft, long, canny & vanished in
past. But your current human body is internal, heavy, near, uncanny &
originated present. Buddha said all these characterize in five masses of
clinging are unsteady, stressful & not-self.
Example... eye + light + consciousness
inside eye -
perception from eye -
identifying sensed object
- thinking related to object - formation
related karma as energitical image.
Real life... eye + car + eye consciousness - sensing from eye -
identifying car - thinking about car and then create likeness related to
insdie the mind such as "I also need such a car".
So negative karma
stores in mind and space as lust about that car.
Real life... mind + mental image of temple + mind consciousness - sensing
from mind - identifying temple as
Buddhist temple - thinking about
temple then mind become calm cause of temple as "It
is peaceful temple".
So positive karma stores in
mind and space as
Collecting Help To Rebirth
Collecting karmic energies give resources to rebirth. Buddha said “Mind
is seed, desires are water and rebirth cycle is paddy field for massive
bodies of clinging, Stressful pains are crops." Creatures are rebirthing cause they have karma to finish. Good karma gives luxury life while
bad karma gives pains. Enlightened person don't collect karma. Hence
they are not rebirth. Creatures bond to rebirth cycle cause of 20 wrong
ideas about five masses of clinging such as steady & controllable soul. Those
1-4. Creatures bond to
wrong idea as - massive bodies are soul, soul created from massive bodies,
soul is inside massive bodies & massive bodies are inside
5-8. Creatures bond to wrong idea as - sensing
is soul, soul created from
sensing , soul is inside sensing & sensing is inside soul.
9-12. Creatures bond to wrong idea as - identifying is soul, soul created from identifying , soul
is inside identifying & identifying is inside soul.
13-16. Creatures bond to wrong idea as - collecting
karma is soul, soul created from collecting
karma , soul is inside collecting karma & collecting karma is inside
17-20. Finally creatures bond to wrong idea as - consciousness is soul, soul created from
consciousness, soul is inside
mind consciousness & consciousness is inside soul.
But we need to think as these massive bodies are resulted from earth, liquids, heat
& air elements. We need to think sensing, identifying, collecting
karma are resulted from impacting. And consciousness is result from sensing,
identifying, impacting, volitional states, recollecting and massive
bodies (mind & matters or Nama-Rupa).
We belong to rebirth cycle cause of - karma seeds, bonds from desires and
darkness of unknowingness. Also we accept sensed and identified objects
as my things. So wrong sensing & wrong identifying means we think all
matters are immortal, pleasure & mine. But truth was all masses are
destroying and change with time, therefore stressful (sad) and we can't
control above changing, means those are not ours (not mine). When we
understand these all "five masses of clinging" are not I, mine
or my soul
(characteristic of anti-soul or not-self) then we are disgusted about
five masses of clinging. Then we will not cling to those. So without
cling, collecting karma & desires to worlds will not happen. Without
karma seeds & desires, rebirthing is not take place. So then those creatures
become enlightened with hearty right ideas. These were main teachings &
investigations of Lord Buddha with his omniscient wisdom.