Buddhism in Bite Size Lessons: Lesson #11

Reflect on Impermanence

“… If you suffer, it is not because things are impermanent. It is because you believe things are permanent. When a flower dies, you don’t suffer much, because you understand that flowers are impermanent. But you cannot accept the impermanence of your beloved one, and you suffer deeply when she passes away. If you look deeply into impermanence, you will do your best to make her happy right now. Aware of impermanence, you become positive, loving, and wise. Impermanence is good news. Without impermanence, nothing is possible. With impermanence, every door is open for change. Instead of complaining, we should say, ‘Long live impermanence!’. Impermanence is an instrument for our liberation.”

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March 4, 2010. Tags: , , , . Buddha, Buddhism, Quotations, Wisdom.

4 Comments

  1. Denise Allen replied:

    Ritu, I love this lesson! “Impermanence is good news. Without impermanence, nothing is possible. With impermanence, every door is open for change.” I love the way it is expressed most. If you don’t mind, I want to share this in the discussion section of my fan page.

    Prosperously yours,
    Denise Allen

  2. ritusthoughtcatcher replied:

    By all means do that Denise…It would be my pleasure 🙂 & yeah I love your page…so it would be double pleasure

  3. Neeraj Sabharwal replied:

    Thanks for sharing…Its beautiful

    xoxo

    • ritusthoughtcatcher replied:

      Glad you liked it Neeraj 🙂

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