anata

noun

(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

Nearby words

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  8. anatexis,
  9. anathema,
  10. anathematic

Word Origin for anata

Pali, literally: no self

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