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Texts about the unconditioned


#1

Does anyone know some other texts that talk about asankhata/asankhara, or unconditioned phenomenon?

I might be using the SuttaCentral search bar wrong but I’m not seeing texts from the Pali nikayas.


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#2

There don’t seem to be many suttas about the unconditioned, but this one comes to mind:


#3

“Bad, unskillful qualities, mendicants, arise with a conditioned basis, not without a conditioned basis. By giving up that conditioned basis, those bad, unskillful qualities do not occur.” (AN i 82)

“Mendicants, conditioned phenomena have these three characteristics. What three? Arising is evident, vanishing is evident, and change while persisting is evident. These are the three characteristics of conditioned phenomena.”

“Unconditioned phenomena have these three characteristics. What three? No arising is evident, no vanishing is evident, and no change while persisting is evident. These are the three characteristics of unconditioned phenomena.” (AN 3.47)


#4

You might be missing a diactritical sign, try ‘asaṅkhata’