impermanence impermanence

Definition(s):

  • (n) the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations

Usage(s):

  1. The second rule is impermanence, which in this context translates into taking the long view of things.
  2. Its very liveness--its impermanence, its vulnerability to error, its essential humanness--is its unique draw.
  3. Housekeeping: This first novel does much more than show promise; it brilliantly portrays the impermanence of all things, especially beauty and happiness.

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  1. 'Mahaparnirvana Sutta' Buddha said about Lumbini as "Ananda, Lumbini where the Thathagatha was born, is a place which should be visited and seen by a person of devotion and which would cause awareness and apprehension of the nature of impermanence....
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: the Buddha Source: Telegraphnepal.com

  2. "In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the impermanence of life; they are a reminder of how fragile and fleeting life is but also how beautiful," said Doerrie.
    on Dec 10, 2007 By: Doris Doerrie Source: Earthtimes

  3. "No, theatre doesn't interest me because of its impermanence. I'm much more into psychedelic film," says Jake.
    on Sep 14, 2006 By: Jake Shears Source: This is London

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