The Three Marks of Existence (Anatta)

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Anatta
No-self/no-essence
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Radical Impermanence
Unique to Buddhism. Nothing has a permanent self/essence/soul/Atman
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Two types
The no-self of inanimate objects, The no-self of persons
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The no-self of inanimate objects
Everything is linked through cause and effect. Everything arises through causes/conditions ("Conditioned existence"). Nothing exists without a series of conditions, this is called dependent origination or pariccasamuppada in pali.
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Example of subtle level
H2O-'water' does not exist in itself, it is reliant upon the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. If we separate the hydrogen from the oxygen, there will be no water. Therefore, everything in the world is interconnected, nothing is completely separate
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The no-self of persons
We have no intrinsic identity. What we call a person is a combination of every changing physical and mental energies which can be divided into 5 groups called the 5 Aggregates/Skandhas/Khandas. Together they constitute a person.
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Unique to Buddhism. Nothing has a permanent self/essence/soul/Atman

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Radical Impermanence

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The no-self of inanimate objects, The no-self of persons

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Everything is linked through cause and effect. Everything arises through causes/conditions ("Conditioned existence"). Nothing exists without a series of conditions, this is called dependent origination or pariccasamuppada in pali.

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H2O-'water' does not exist in itself, it is reliant upon the combination of hydrogen and oxygen. If we separate the hydrogen from the oxygen, there will be no water. Therefore, everything in the world is interconnected, nothing is completely separate

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