Reply To: Root Cause of Anicca – Five Stages of a Sankata


Hello lodonyo,

I deleted that post some time back.

  • There are only three stages of a sankhata: arising (uppada),  staying for some time while undergoing change (tithi), and dissolution/destruction (bhanga.)
  • Anything in this world is a sankhata. Any sankhata has the above three properties. That holds for a star like our Sun, Earth, anything on Earth, or even a single citta (loosely translated as a “thought”). 

Once in a while, I delete or rewrite some posts. Unless a post is deleted, it should be available in the most recent version. If you cannot find one, please ask at the forum as you did.