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How does the concept of impermanence influence the way Zen Buddhists approach attachment and desire?

    The concept of impermanence is central to Zen Buddhism and strongly influences the way Zen Buddhists approach attachment and desire. Zen teaches that all things are impermanent and subject to constant change. This includes not only physical objects but also emotions, thoughts, and even the self. Zen Buddhists understand that clinging to anything impermanent will inevitably lead to suffering. Therefore, they seek to cultivate a mindset of non-attachment and non-clinging. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, Zen Buddhists learn to observe and accept the impermanence of all phenomena, enabling them to let go of attachment and desire. By letting go of attachment, they can experience a sense of freedom, inner peace, and liberation from suffering.

    Impermanence in Buddhism
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