Fragility & Danger!
pointed out the fact of impermanence by saying:
Anicca. All constructions are Impermanent!
Blessed One was once asked: What is the World? He answered:
disintegrates. Forms disintegrate. Consciousness
All contact, all feeling, all organs, all bodies & all
The intellect disintegrates. Ideas disintegrate. The mind
Insofar as it disintegrates, is it called the world.
Blessed One pointed out:
Perception of inconstancy, when developed & pursued, is
of great fruit,
of great benefit. It gains a footing in the Deathless,
has the Deathless
as its final end.
what is the perception of inconstancy? There is
the case where a monk
having gone to the wilderness, to the shade of a
tree, or to an empty building
reflects thus: All form is inconstant, all feeling
is inconstant, all perception
is inconstant, all fabrications are inconstant, all
consciousness is inconstant.
Thus he remains focused on inconstancy with regard
to the five clusters of
clinging. This, Ananda, is called the perception of
Going forth is hard. Household
life is hard.
This Dhamma is a deep wealth, hard to obtain.
It's hard to keep going with whatever we ever can get.
Therefore we should ponder continually on this continual
Impermanent are all component
things, They arise and cease, that is their
very nature: They come into being and pass away...
Release from them is bliss supreme.
The five clusters are
impermanent. Whatever is impermanent is dukkha,
suffering. Whatever is dukkha, suffering, that is without
attā, a self!
What is without self, that is not mine, that I am not, that
is not my self.
Thus should it be seen by perfect wisdom as it really is.
Who sees by perfect wisdom, as it really is, his mind, neither
nor clinging is detached from fermentations... He is liberated. SN 22.45
Material form, feeling, perception, mental formations and
monks, are impermanent (anicca). Whatever causes and
are for the arising of these aggregates, they, too, are
How could anything arisen from what is impermanent, ever be
Whatever material form there
be: whether past, future, or present;
internal or external; gross or subtle; low or lofty; far or
that material form the monk meditates upon, examines
with acute attention, he thus seeing, meditating upon, and
systematic attention, would find it empty, he would find it
and without essence. What essence, monks, could there be in
What essence, monks, could there be in feeling, in
perception, in mental
formations and in any consciousness?
Impermanence , Instability, Change
Fingernail of Soil,
The Monkey passing the Banana,
Basic Fact: Anicca,