The Sutra on Impermanence (2)

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This sutra, The Sutra on Impermanence (Skt. Anityatāsūtra; Tib. མི་རྟག་པ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་མདོ།, Wyl. mi rtag pa nyid kyi mdo), is a short discourse on the impermanence of conditioned states. The Buddha explains that it does not matter what one’s social status is, whether one is born in a heaven, or even if one has realized awakening and is an arhat, a pratyekabuddha or a Buddha. All that lives will eventually die. He concludes with a series of verses on impermanence exhorting the audience to understand that happiness is to bring conditioned states to rest.[1]


The Tibetan translation of this sutra can be found in the General Sutra section of the Tibetan Dergé Kangyur, Toh 310


  1. 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha.