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What is the Buddhist concept of impermanence?

The Buddhist concept of impermanence, also known as "anicca" in Pali or "anitya" in Sanskrit, refers to the idea that all phenomena, whether physical or mental, are in a constant state of change and are impermanent.

In Buddhism, impermanence is considered one of the three universal characteristics of existence, along with suffering (dukkha) and non-self (anatta). According to Buddhist teachings, the impermanence of all phenomena means that everything is in a state of flux, and that nothing is permanent or fixed.

This impermanence is seen as a fundamental aspect of the nature of reality, and one of the primary causes of suffering. The attachment to things that are impermanent and constantly changing, whether they are material possessions, relationships, or even our own thoughts and emotions, is seen as a major source of suffering.

Buddhists believe that by recognizing and accepting the impermanence of all things, we can cultivate a sense of detachment, reduce our attachment to material possessions and other sources of suffering, and develop a greater sense of peace and equanimity.
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