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  • As the early texts state repeatedly, if something is anicca then the other two characteristics automatically follow: it's dukkha (stressful) and anatta (not-self), i.e., not worthy to be claimed as me or mine.

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  • Now, the difference between "impermanent" and "inconstant" may seem semantic, but it's crucial to the way anicca functions in the Buddha's teachings.

    All About Change by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

  • If we translate anicca as impermanent, the connection among these Three Characteristics might seem debatable.

    All About Change by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

  • Choose two themes from Smith's chapter on Buddhism for instance, anicca, tanha, or the Four Noble Truths.

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  • It denotes the experience that all formations (sankhara) are impermanent (anicca) - thus it explains the qualities which make the mind as fluctuating and impermanent entities.

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  • When a bhikkhu meditated on the Chain and saw it yogically, becoming mindful of the way each thought and sensa­tion rose and fell away, he acquired a “direct knowledge” ofthe Truth that nothing could be relied upon, that everything was impermanent (anicca), and would be inspired to redouble his efforts to extricate himself from this endless Chain of cause and effect.


  • The first of these 'marks' or 'characteristics' is anicca or impermanence. New Blogs and RSS Feeds

  • It means making peace, somehow, with your own vulnerabilities. anicca - to the bone? Buddhism

  • Theravada, which I practice, is what I know best, and it seems to me that two fundamental concepts within Theravada that really couldn’t be smoothly reconciled with Hinduism without just sort of practicing two different things at the same time are anatta, or not-self, and anicca, impermanence.

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  • We observe their constant changing, and the constant changing of everything they affect, and thus we realize the nonstaticness (mi-rtag-pa, Skt. anitya, Pali: anicca, impermanence) of all affecting variables (‘dus-byas, Skt. samskara, Pali: sankhara, conditioned phenomena).

    Theravada Practice of the Four Close Placements of Mindfulness


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