Seeing impermanence deeply ~ Joseph Goldstein

Wisdom is the clear seeing of the impermanent, conditioned nature of all phenomena, knowing that whatever arises has the nature to cease. When we see this impermanence deeply, we no longer cling; and when we no longer cling, we come to the end of suffering. Joseph Goldstein

Appreciating the whole cycle of impermanence ~ Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche

We usually appreciate only half of the cycle of impermanence. We can accept birth but not death, accept gain but not loss, or the end of exams but not the beginning. True liberation comes from appreciating the whole cycle and not grasping onto those things that we find agreeable. By remembering the changeability and impermanence […]

It is all change and impermanence ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Rinpoche

Clearly, in order to end one’s own suffering, there is nothing more important than to realize that when one acts as if the body and mind constituted a lasting, separate, independent self, one unthinkingly attributes to them qualities which they simply do not have. Nothing in the whole stream of mental and physical phenomena that […]

Meditation on impermanence and death ~ Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Meditation on the impermanence of this life and the certainty of death is an extremely powerful method to destroy the delusions of anger and pride. If we want to destroy pride, anger, attachment and many other negative minds right away, the most powerful method is this meditation. If we want to relax and be happy, […]

Seeing impermanence ~ Buddha

Better it is to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things. Buddha

Impermanence is beauty ~ Chögyam Trungpa

Real flowers are much more beautiful than plastic ones, in part because of their impermanence. People appreciate the seasons, the autumn and the spring, because the seasons are a process of change. Each season is a precious time. In this way, impermanence is beauty. Chögyam Trungpa

Seeing clearly into the nature of impermanence ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Once we recognize that all things are impermanent, we have no problem enjoying them. In fact, real peace and joy are only possible when we see clearly into the nature of impermanence. Thich Nhat Hanh