Unborn

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A term used by the Buddha to indicate that which is not born, not subject to the cycle of births, deaths, and rebirths, not formed by dependent conditions.  This is another name for suchness or Buddha nature or wordless cognitive self-awareness.  It has always existed in every human being, but people fail to recognize it as they are caught in the web of worldly attachments and desires.  In it, there is no sorrow nor suffering, there is no self.  The unborn was the object of the Buddha’s spiritual quest when the Buddha left his palatial life.

P: anuppanna, S: anutpāda, V: cái vô sinh

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