Why is non-abiding / apratisthita nirvana called that?

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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".
"It is just a matter of never letting there be even a moment's interruption in your awareness of your real nature."
--Yuanwu Keqin

"As long as you let go and entrust with belief, your daily life itself can be meditation."
--Daehaeng Kun Sunim

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