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Mahaahattipadopama Majjhima Muulapa.n.naasa, Opamma Vagga MN.028 M.i.184-91 18/516 attachment to the aggregates Just as the foot of every creature will fit in the elephant's footprint, even so are all right states of mind comprised within the Four Noble Truths. He then goes on to explain that dukkha consists of the five upadanakkhandas. The constituents of these attachments are the four elements. Each element is of two types: personal (ajjhatta) and external (bahiddha) and each is transient and subject to decay. The chain of causation entails all that makes up the five attachments. Where there is eye contact, on which external shapes come to focus, and where there is developed pertinent material to sustain it, there is developed a manifestation of the pertinent section of consciousness. Thus arises attachment to the aggregates of form: and similarly with the others.

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