I cannot put the description better than that of Bhikkhu Bodhi. This article that follows was found at http://beyondthenet.net and is believed to be in the public domain. I have restructured it into one contiguous page rather than it’s original format but I believe it to be one of the best and briefest explanations of the five aggregates that I have found.
This is such an important subject for people to get their head around so I have placed it on the right hand menu as a separate subject. The post may need reading several times to grasp it, at least I had to do so, I intend no slight on the reader if they get it first time through. Continue reading