The Buddha (480–400 ), founder of Buddhism , described the mind and the body as depending on each other in a way that two sheaves of reeds were to stand leaning against one another  and taught that the world consists of mind and matter which work together, interdependently. Buddhist teachings describe the mind as manifesting from moment to moment, one thought moment at a time as a fast flowing stream.  The components that make up the mind are known as the five aggregates (., material form, feelings, perception, volition, and sensory consciousness), which arise and pass away continuously. The arising and passing of these aggregates in the present moment is described as being influenced by five causal laws: biological laws, psychological laws, physical laws, volitional laws, and universal laws.  The Buddhist practice of mindfulness involves attending to this constantly changing mind-stream.