Number

Five

  • Numerals
  • First group of disciples
  • Five Khandas / Aggregates
  • Five Precepts
  • Five Senses
  • Five Nikaya / Collection
  • Miscellaneous

Numerals

  • Hindu-Arabic numeral : 5
  • Roman numeral : V

First group of disciples

  • Kondanna
  • Baddhiya
  • Vappa
  • Mahanama
  • Asajji

Five Khandas / Aggregates

  • Rupakkhandha : Material phenomena
  • Vedanakkhanda : Feeling
  • Sannakkhanda : Perception
  • Sankharakkhnada : Formations
  • Vinnanakkhandha : Consciousness

Five Precepts

Abstain from

  • Killing
  • Stealing
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Lies
  • Intoxicants (liquor, “drugs”, …)

Five Senses

  • Hearing
  • Sight
  • Smell
  • Taste
  • Touch

Five Nikaya / Collection

  • Digha Nikaya : “long collection”
  • Majjhima Nikaya : “middle-length collection”
  • Samyutta Nikaya : “grouped collection” — “thematically linked discourses”
  • Anguttara Nikaya : the “further-factored collection” — discourses grouped by content enumerations
  • Khuddaka Nikaya : the “collection of little texts”

Miscellaneous

  • Five fingers on each hand
  • Five toes on each foot
  • Pentagon / five sided polygon
  • May : 5th month of the Gregorian Calendar

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