Saturday, December 18, 2004

Anatta

Sanskrit �Anatman, � in Buddhism, the doctrine that there is in humans no permanent, underlying substance that can be called the soul. Instead, the individual is compounded of five factors of consciousness (Pali: khandha; Sanskrit: skandha) that are constantly changing. The concept of anatta, or anatman, is a departure from the Hindu belief in atman (�the self�). The absence of a self, anicca (the impermanence

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