Nonstatic phenomenon

Phenomena that are affected and supported by causes and circumstances and, consequently, change from moment to moment, and which produce effects. Their streams of continuity may have a beginning and an end, a beginning and no end, no beginning but an end, or no beginning and no end. They include forms of physical phenomena, ways of being aware of something, and noncongruent affecting variables, which are neither of the two.

Tibetan: མི་རྟག་པ། mi-rtag-pa

Sanskrit: anitya

Pali: anicca

Synonyms: Impermanent phenomenon

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