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Drop of Dhamma Delight!

Friends:

Contemplating Transience stops False Perception of Permanence:


The Blessed Buddha once said:
Aniccānupassanam bhāvento niccasaññam pajahati...

By developing the contemplation of Impermanence
(Anicca), one overcomes perception of permanence...

 



The anytime, everywhere, and for everybody directly observable facts are:

All states will pass...
All things will vanish...

All formations are unstable...

All mountains crumble into nothing...
All memories are lost like tears in rain...

Nothing remains static without change...

All buildings and homes collapse into dust...
All phenomena are of a nature to breakup...

All moments momentarily cease never to return...
All Universes implodes into pointless singularity...
All phenomena are momentary, and thus temporary...
All bodies grow old, decrepit, fall, and finally rotten...
All beings grow old, sick, ugly, dement, smelling, and die...
All worldly happiness and pleasure changes, and are lost...
All forms of form will decay, deteriorate, and fall apart...
All constructions - physical as mental - arises and ceases...
Everything that emerges, will by nature also come to an end...
There is no lasting permanence whatsoever anywhere except Nibbāna...

 


More on this universal impermanence, inconstancy, and inevitable Transience (Anicca):
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Universal_Transience.htm
Anicca (Impermanence) According to Theravada Buddhism  (Bhikkhu ñanamoli)
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Impermanence.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Impermanence.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_External_Transience.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Internal_Transience.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/III/Impermanence_Anicca.htm
https://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/various/wheel186.html
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Transient_formations.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Perceiving_Transience.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Transient_formations.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/a/anicca.htm

All will Vanish! Nothing is thus worth clinging to...


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