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three marks of existence

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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Pali tilakkhaṇa, Sanskrit त्रिलक्षण (trilakṣaṇa).

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three marks of existence pl (plural only)

  1. (Buddhism) Three characteristics of all phenomena: anicca (impermanence), dukkha (suffering) and anatta (non-self).

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