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THE THREE UNIVERSAL TRUTHS
The Three Universal Truths
1.) The Universal Truth of Impermanence
Everything is constantly changing and there is no permanent state. Material objects/possessions, relationships, thoughts, ideas, states of mind, everything in the world is constantly changing. All conditioned feelings will cease to exist. All that arises will cease to exist. There is no steady, constant, or fixed state other than Enlightenment.
2.) The Universal Truth of Discontentedness
- Pleasant Feeling (happiness, excitement, elation, thrill, exhilaration, euphoria, etc.)
- Painful Feeling (sadness, anger, frustration, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, fear, stress, anxiety, etc.)
- Neither Painful-nor-Pleasant (boredom, loneliness, melancholy, shyness, displeased, uncomfortable, unsatisfied, etc.)
3.) The Universal Truth of Non-Self
There is no permanent "self".
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