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Title: Stuck on a Religious Studies essay...
Post by: TomTurner on May 10, 2016, 01:56:51 am
Explain the difference and similarities between Anicca and Anatta. I have looked everywhere for clues but I'm not sure on how to start the essay and to make it a good quality essay. Any help would be highly appreciated.
Title: Re: Stuck on a Religious Studies essay...
Post by: jbleiche on May 13, 2016, 01:35:23 pm
"Impermanence is looking at reality from the point of view of time. No self is looking at reality from the point of view of space. They are two sides of reality. No self is a manifestation of impermanence and impermanence is a manifestation of no self. If things are impermanent they are without a separate self. If things are without a separate self, it means that they are impermanent. Impermanence means being transformed at every moment. This is reality. And since there is nothing unchanging, how can there be a permanent self, a separate self? When we say “self” we mean something that is always itself, unchanging day after day. But nothing is like that. Our body is impermanent, our emotions are impermanent, and our perceptions are impermanent. Our anger, our sadness, our love, our hatred and our consciousness are also impermanent." - http://www.lionsroar.com/the-practice-of-looking-deeply/ (http://www.lionsroar.com/the-practice-of-looking-deeply/)
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