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(in Theravada Buddhism) the belief that since all things are constantly changing, there can be no such thing as a permanent, unchanging self: one of the three basic characteristics of existence Sanskrit word anatman Compare anicca, dukkha
Historical Examples

Chrysantheme gazes at me with a new kind of interest “anata itchiban!”
Madame Chrysantheme Complete Pierre Loti

A glutinous, golden buttercup is known as anata, which is nearly as abundant as its namesake in America.
Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou

A glutinous, golden buttercup is known as anata, nearly as abundant as its namesake in America.
Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou

Ana was supposed to have a wife, anata, of whom a few words will be said below.
The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 1. (of 7): Chaldaea George Rawlinson

Chrysanthème gazes at me with a new kind of interest: “anata itchi-ban!”
Madame Chrysantheme Pierre Loti


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