In Buddhism, all temporal things, whether material or mental, are compounded objects in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline and destruction. All physical and mental events are not metaphysically real. They are not constant or permanent; they come into being and dissolve. Human life embodies this flux in the aging process, the cycle of repeated birth and death (Samsara), nothing lasts, and everything decays.
Impermanence (Anicca) is one of the Three Seals, or Three Marks of Existence, the other two being suffering/discontentment (Dukkha) and non-self (Anatta).
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