Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On How Buddhism Characterizes Life

SeoulTempleDoor Anyone who’s been to a Buddhism talk probably heard of the 3 characteristics of life. They are:

  1. Impermanence
  2. Suffering
  3. Not Self

I recently heard the colloquial version of it, which is easier to stash out when you are consoling a friend or trying to have a better understanding of a situation:

  1. Things change
  2. It hurts
  3. But it’s not your fault

Photo: Colorful doors at a Buddhist temple in Seoul, Korea.


3 comments on “On How Buddhism Characterizes Life

  1. bifyu
    July 15, 2015

    s/impertinence/impermanence/ ?

    impertinence might be more in line with Discordianism (kallisti!), or maybe Church of the SubGenius (slack!)

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    • bifyu
      July 15, 2015

      *sigh* improperly closed tags…


    • lavayoda
      July 16, 2015

      LOL. 180˚ off in a different dimension. Auto-correct: I hereby surrender to you.

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