The five aggregates are very central, as they are the basis for many main meditations. The very subtle yet extremely resilient grasping at the self-existence of “I” and “mine” is the root of all problems. To fully appreciate the harmful impact of this grasping and to then free oneself completely from it, it is necessary to understand both the illusory conventional nature of the aggregates as well as their final mode of abiding.
I collated and translated most of the content from different Tibetan texts such as the Clear Ornament by Chim Jam-pe’i yang, Elucidation of the Path to Liberation by the first Dalai Lama Gyalwa Gedun Drub, and the Collected Topics by Yongdzin Purbuchok Jampa Tsültrim Gyatso. Some of these are my own thoughts, but still based on the same material. Any faults are entirely mine.