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The twelve factors of the Paticca-Samuppada and twenty-four conditioning relatiuons (paccaya) shown in the Parrhana, the seventh book of the Abhidhamma Pitaka, clearly demonstrate how things are "multiple-caused" In stating this,
If there is a Causeless Cause of all Causes, an Ultimate Reality, a Boundless Light, an Eternal Noumenon behind phenomena, it must clearly be infinite, unlimited, unconditioned and without attributes.
It may be indicated by negatives and described indirectly by analogy and symbols, but otherwise it must ever remain in its truest sense unknown and unexpressed, as being to us in our present state unknowable.