Why is non-abiding / apratisthita nirvana called that?

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Temicco
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Why is non-abiding / apratisthita nirvana called that?

Post by Temicco » Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:13 am

Basically, in what sense is it non-abiding? I'm specifically hoping for discussion in primary sources. Also, any general discussion of non-abiding nirvana in primary sources would be appreciated, not necessarily just answering why it is called "non-abiding".
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