The Five Aggregates can be considered as perhaps the first personality theory in human history.  During this talk and one the following week, Peter reviews the Mind Conditioning Factors Aggregate with a focus on the cetasikas, a comprehensive listing of the multitude of “filters” in the mind that work to create each moment of consciousness.  The first review will provide insight regarding those cetasikas that occur in every moment of consciousness, along with those that create suffering.

The next talk will continue the review, focusing again on the universal cetasikas and those that nurture the process of Awakening.

Here are the notes prepared for this talk:  Buddhist Personality Theory–Part One

Here is one page document listing the cetasikas:  CETASIKAS POSTER