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‘Le Bouddhisme d’après les Textes pålis’ by Solange Bernard-Thierry [Cependant, la priorité du canon påli n’est pas définitivement établie, et l’on s’éfforce de comparer sans partialité les autres documents, qu’ils soient en sanskrit, en chinois, en tibétain ou en d’autres langues.]38: S’efforcer est bien dit.39

Blackham, H.J., Six Existentialist Thinkers, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1952) on Karl Jaspers [The more or less obscure and fugitive sensations, perceptions, feelings, intuitions, intimations of the private consciousness, which are in part the raw material of public knowledge and in part are intractable to scientific method, and responsive to unpredictable manifestations of reality; and the uniquely personal self-determination of the free personality. These vitally important elements pass through the filter of the most resourceful and perfected science.]: Too woolly. [The will to affirm, even in the acceptance of final frustration, is essential …] Crudely, the will to affirm is evidence of God. The will to affirm, certainly, must not be ignored (as it tends to be in Sartre); but this is not the solution. The will to affirm, bhavata~hå, is evidence of avijjå or nescience; it is evidence, that is to say, of failure to understand what it is evidence of. on Gabriel Marcel [My own being, then, and the being in which I participate are not problems before me on which I can get to work, for I have no standing and no possible existence outside of Being, and the independent standing which seems to be given to the knowing subject in reflective consciousness is a mistake which further reflection corrects.]: This is the puthujjana’s vicious circle.

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to transform earth into a living hell and, at the same time, to perpetuate crimes and vices which are generated by misery.’ 38.  ‘However, the priority of the Pali canon is not definitely established, and we are striving to compare impartially other documents, whether they be Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, or other languages.’ 39.  ‘“Striving” is well said.’


Early Writings (Seeking the Path - Ñāṇavīra Thera)  

Part B includes two early essays (Nibbana and Anatta and Sketch for a Proof of Rebirth) as well as notes from a Commonplace Book and Margina...