Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?

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Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?

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May be anything such as tilakkhana vibhanga sutta?

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Re: Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?

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khemindas wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:42 am
May be anything such as tilakkhana vibhanga sutta?
You won't find any such suttas because they are perceptions to be developed to induce dispassion not meant to be actual descriptions of things in and of themselves. Three "characteristics" is unfortunately a commonly accepted translation.
SN 55.3:

dwell contemplating impermanence in all formations, perceiving suffering in what is impermanent, perceiving nonself in what is suffering, perceiving abandonment, perceiving fading away, perceiving cessation.
AN 5.72:

The perception of impermanence, the perception of suffering in the impermanent, the perception of non-self in what is suffering, the perception of abandoning, the perception of dispassion.
SN 12.66 :

Bhikkhus, whatever ascetics and brahmins in the past regarded that in the world with a pleasant and agreeable nature as impermanent, as suffering, as nonself, as a disease, as fearful: they abandoned craving.
The three characteristics

As noted above, each of the four noble truths entails a duty: Suffering is to be comprehended, its cause abandoned, its cessation realized, and the path to its cessation developed.

The Buddha provided many tools to help carry out these duties. Among the most important is a set of perceptions that are often called the three characteristics, but are more accurately called the three perceptions.

These are the perceptions of inconstancy (anicca), stress (dukkha), and not-self (anattā).The perception of inconstancy calls attention to how things change in ways that make them unreliable sources for steady happiness. The perception of stress calls attention to the fact that unreliable sources of happiness make your happiness stressful as well. The perception of not-self calls attention to the fact that anything inconstant or stressful is not worth claiming as “you” or “yours.” You’re better off letting it go.
https://www.dhammatalks.org/books/Buddh ... l_toc_id_4

:namaste:
With no struggling, no thinking,
the mind, still,
will see cause and effect
vanishing in the Void.
Attached to nothing, letting go:
Know that this is the way
to allay all stress.

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Re: Is there any sutta, that have description of three characteristics?

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khemindas wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:42 am
May be anything such as tilakkhana vibhanga sutta?
To my undesrtanding patiçca samuppada sutta and paticca samuppada vibanga sutta is contained of 12 nidanas avijja, sankara, vingnana, namarupa , salayatana , phassa, vedana, tanha, upadana, bhava, jati, jara marana and which are all subjective to anicca dukka anatma.

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