Anicca Khandhas and the River Flows

Anicca Khandhas and the River Flows

Part of a guided meditation on impermanence:

“Like looking at a river.

Might seem like some parts

of the river are fairly stable–


some shapes, the water

going around a rock,

some kind of V-lines

that the current is making,

but the reality is that, that river

is just continually passing.



So too are forms.

Anything felt or experienced;


Anything that is cognized through memory

or conceptualizations–

            arising and passing away.


Any active fabricating,

manufacturing or propagating,

or proliferating of thoughts–



And even Awareness–

            passing, passing.”



Smiling, not holding.