impermanence

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im·per·ma·nent

 (ĭm-pûr′mə-nənt)
adj.
Not lasting or durable; not permanent.

im·per′ma·nence, im·per′ma·nen·cy n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.impermanence - the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
length, duration - continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
temporariness - the property of lasting only a short time
transience, transiency, transitoriness - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
mortality - the quality or state of being mortal
permanence, permanency - the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
Translations

impermanence

[ɪmˈpɜːmənəns] Nimpermanencia f

impermanence

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In characterizing two of the three marks of existence, anitya (impermanence) and anatman (lacking a self or independent nature), the Buddha implied that the ultimate truth is that everything is empty, for whatever is impermanent or lacks self (independent nature) is empty.
First, he seems to have taken aninja- as derived from anitya (impermanent), probably through the common Prakritic pronunciation of the latter as anicca (Gandhari anica), assuming loss of nasal and confusion of voiced and unvoiced palatal stops.
Second, when Dogen says that impermanence is Buddha-nature, I do not believe he is remaining merely on the level of anitya as the property of mutability and being subject to change.