III. Tika Nipāta
V. Cūḷa Vagga
The Numerical Discourses of the Buddha
III. The Book of the Threes
V. The Minor Chapter
Translated from the Pali by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
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An arising is seen, a vanishing is seen, and its alteration while it persists is seen.
These are the three characteristics that define the conditioned.
"Bhikkhus, there are these three characteristics that define the unconditioned.
No arising is seen, no vanishing is seen, and no alteration while it persists is seen.
These are the three characteristics that define the unconditioned."