Towards the end of this conversation, when it was evening, Ananda broke down and went aside to weep, but the Buddha missed him, and sending for him comforted him with the promise of Nirvana, and repeated what he had so often said before about the impermanence of all things, - "0 Ananda!
The others are Impermanence and Non-soul (the absence of a soul) - both declared to be "signs" of every individual, whether god, animal or man.
Of these two again the Impermanence has become an Indian rather than a Buddhist idea, and we are to a certain extent familiar with it also in the West.
The great variety and impermanence of metaphysical systems in the past thus find their explanation: they were all along what they are now recognized as being, viz.
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