What is born will die What has been gathered will be dispersed,What has been accumulated will be exhausted,What has been built up will collapse, And what has been high will be brought low.
This existence of ours is as transient as autumnclouds.To watch the birth and death of beings is like look-ing at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.
Subtle impermanence refers to the changes that takeplace every moment in all animate and inanimatethings. The Buddha said that things do not remainthe same from one moment to the next, but are con-stantly changing. This is confirmed by modernphysics, as Gary Zukav points out in
The Dancing Wu Li Masters:Every subatomic interaction consists of the annihi-lation of the original particles and the creation of