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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Birth and Death

Birth is okay and death is okay,
if we know that they are only concepts in our mind.

Reality transcends both birth and death

Thich Nhat Hanh

Seeing the Clear Light

All beings that have lived and died and been reborn coutless times.
Over and over again they have experienced the indescribable Clear Light.
But because they are obscured by the darkness of ignorance,
they wander endlessly in samsara.


Life is uncertain

Life is uncertain; death is certain.

Death carries off a man busy picking flowers with an besotted mind,
like a great flood does a sleeping village.

There are those who do not realize that one day we all must die.
But those who do realize this settle their quarrels.

Here will I live in the rainy season,
here in the autumn and in the summer:
thus muses the fool. He realizes not the danger (of death).


Life and Death

Because there is Buddha within living and dying,
life and death do not exist.

Because the Buddha did not exist within life and death,
He was not infatuated with living and dying.

Shobogenzo: On Life and Death


Until death there is nothing enough.

Time waits for nobody

Birth and Death is a grave event;
How transient is life!

Every minute is to be grasped.
Time waits for nobody.