Impermanence, also known as the philosophical problem of change, is a philosophical concept addressed in a variety of religions and philosophies

In Eastern philosophy it is notable for its role in the Buddhist three marks of existence

It is also an element of Hinduism

In Western philosophy it is most famously known through its first appearance in Greek philosophy in the writings of Heraclitus and in his doctrine of panta rhei (everything flows)

In Western philosophy the concept is also referred to as becoming