Anityata, aka: Anityatā; 1 Definition(s)
Anityata means something in Buddhism, Pali. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
General definition (in Buddhism)
Anityatā (अनित्यता, “impermanence”) refers to one of the thirteen “conditions” (saṃskāra) that are “unassociated with mind” (citta-viprayukta) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 30). The Dharma-samgraha (Dharmasangraha) is an extensive glossary of Buddhist technical terms in Sanskrit (eg., anityatā). The work is attributed to Nagarjuna who lived around the 2nd century A.D.
Anityatā also refers to “relating to impermanence” and represents one of the four “aspects in the truth of suffering” (duḥkhasatya) as defined in the Dharma-saṃgraha (section 97).(Source): Wisdom Library: Dharma-samgraha
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
II. Synonymity of the three words < [Part 2 - Understanding dharmatā and its synonyms]
Story of the corpulent sheep without fat < [Chapter XXV - Patience Toward the Dharma]
Sarvāstivādin-Sautrāntika Debate on Time < [Part 1 - Mahāyānist list of the eighteen special attributes of the Buddha]
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 1 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Buddhist Meditation (by Samdhong Rinpoche)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 1 - Vyāsa-tīrtha, Madhusūdana and Rāmācārya on the Falsity of the World < [Chapter XXIX-XXX - Controversy Between the Dualists and the Monists]