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anata

noun
  1. (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 existenceSanskrit word: anatman Compare anicca, dukkha
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Word Origin

Pali, literally: no self
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Historical Examples

  • Chrysantheme gazes at me with a new kind of interest "Anata itchiban!"

    Madame Chrysantheme Complete

    Pierre Loti

  • Chrysanthème gazes at me with a new kind of interest: "Anata itchi-ban!"

  • A glutinous, golden buttercup is known as anata, which is nearly as abundant as its namesake in America.

    Under the Southern Cross

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • A glutinous, golden buttercup is known as anata, nearly as abundant as its namesake in America.

    Foot-prints of Travel

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Ana was supposed to have a wife, Anata, of whom a few words will be said below.