Imagine you have a car in front of you. Now imagine you loosen one of the wheels and you put it aside. Is the car identical with this wheel? Then take another wheel and proceed in the same way, asking yourselves the same question. Continue in dissembling the car and do not stop till each component of the automobile is taken away. Now ask yourselves again: do all these components taken separately represent the automobile? You will logicaly realize the answer is no.
So what really is the vehicle? A name given to an ensemble of elements taken together. What is the man from a Buddoint ooint of wiev? An ensemble of elements gathered at a given moment. These elements are represented by ideas, sensations, fee thoug thoughts, etc. All these united represent the human being. This explanation... [via Amida Ji Retreat Temple...]