Digest of terms

anicca

the notion of transience, impermanence and flux, as contrasted with that of continuing existence and lasting value. Life flows as a passing stream, a floating bubble, the tinkle of a bell. This characteristically Buddhist observation is a warning against misplaced dependence and clinging. Whether or not it leads to the conclusion that there is nothing of worth, or quite the opposite, that anything selectively can have worth, is another matter.

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