Impermanence is a Constant Companion

Death is happening all the time — when we physically die, that event has actually been foreshadowed by a myriad of “mini-deaths” of all kinds.

We lose our hair, our lover, our strength, our vitality, our money — or we lose our poverty, our weakness, our impatience, our headache, our tooth, our memory… you name it.

A careful look at our life shows that death or impermanence is a constant companion. Because we are out of sync with how things are constantly changing, we cling to things, ignore impermanence and thereby create suffering.

That’s the basic Buddhist analysis.

 

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