Points of Controversy
23.5. Of the Undetermined
Theravādin: Do you then maintain that the marks of the conditioned are lacking in, say, the material aggregate—that matter is not impermanent, not conditioned, has not arisen because of something, is not liable to decay, to perish to be devoid of passion, to cessation, to change? Is not the opposite true?
Do you imply that only Suffering is caused? Yes? But did not the Exalted One say that whatever was impermanent was Suffering? Hence, if this be so, and since matter is impermanent, you cannot maintain that only Suffering is determined.