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It appears as Lasting, but it is Never so!

 



The Blessed Buddha once said:

Bhikkhu, There is no lasting  materiality, no lasting form whatsoever...
There is no lasting feeling whatsoever... 

There is no lasting perception whatsoever... 

There is no lasting mental construction whatsoever... 
There is no lasting conscious awareness whatsoever...
Nothing here is permanent, everlasting, eternal, not subject to change,
not transient, not vanishing! Nothing is stable, safe or lasting ... !

SN 22.96/vol. iii, 144

Nothing is thus worth clinging to... SN 35.80/vol. iv, 50
 

 

The eye is impermanent, visual forms, eye-consciousness, eye contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this eye-contact, that also is impermanent...

The ear is impermanent, sounds, hearing-consciousness, ear contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this ear-contact, that also is impermanent...

The nose is impermanent, smells, smelling-consciousness, nose contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this nose-contact, that also is impermanent...
The tongue is impermanent, flavours, tasting-consciousness, tongue contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this tongue-contact, that also is impermanent...
The body is impermanent, touches, touching-consciousness, body contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this body-contact, that also is impermanent...
The mind is impermanent, thoughts, mental-consciousness, mind contact,
and whatever is felt as pleasant, painful or neither-painful-nor-pleasant,
born of this mind-contact, that also is impermanent...
SN 35.43/vol. iv, 28

 

All formations, all constructions, all conditions are impermanent...
MN 35/vol. i, 230
 

Whatever can emerge, that indeed will also cease...
MN 56/vol. i, 380

 


 

Impermanence, as pointed out in the commentaries, is not always Evident
unless we are constantly alert and aware of its ubiquitous manifestations!
Know it in advance, and then you can easily see it everywhere at all times...
 

False Apparent Continuity covers up and camouflages Impermanence:

The characteristic of impermanence does not become apparent because,
when rise and fall are not given attention, it is concealed by fake continuity...
However, when apparent continuity is disrupted by discerning rise and fall,
the characteristic of impermanence becomes apparent in its true nature.

Vism. Ch. xxi/p. 640

 

 

Observing the abrupt Change of all States discloses their discrete nature:
As continuity is disrupted, impermanence is exposed through our mindful
observations of
the perpetual alteration of all alternating states as they
each and everyone arise and decay in succession.

For it is not through the connectedness of states, that the characteristic of
impermanence becomes apparent to one who rightly observes rise and fall,
but instead it is via the mindful observation of the transient characteristic
of each state, which becomes evident through the discrete disconnectedness
to each subsequent state, regarded as if each moment were a singe iron dart
hitting the screen of awareness, or like single pearls on the string of time...

VismA. 824

 


More on the Universal Fact of Impermanence:
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/III/Impermanence_Anicca.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Internal_Transience.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_External_Transience.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/Alien_Remote_and_Other.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Impermanence.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Impermanence.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Contemplating_Impermanence_2.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/IV/Experiencing_Universal_Transience.htm


Impermanence = Anicca!


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