anata


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anata

(ˈænətə) or

anatman

n
(Buddhism) (in Theravada Buddhism) the belief that since all things are constantly changing, there can be no such thing as a permanent, unchanging self: one of the three basic characteristics of existence. Sanskrit word: anatman Compare anicca, dukkha
[Pali, literally: no self]