Page 147


p. 190/9-13

p. 191/3-5 p. 193/12-13 p. 195/n.27 p. 205/11-13

p. 206/9 p. 206/24-25 p. 206/29-30 p. 206/31-33

p. 210/9-10 p. 211/30-31 p. 211/35-36

What is real is the individual; and this individual, though one and the same, has internal differences. You may hence regard it in two opposite ways. So far as it is one against other individuals, it is particular. So far as it is the same throughout its diversity, it is universal. They are two distinctions we are making within it.]: Yes. [An individual which is finite or relative turns out in the end to be no individual; individual and infinite are inseparable characters.]: This is right, so no individual is finite. The ‘this’ is the absolute individual. [Nothing will fall outside the subject, and the predication will be categorical.]: God, or the universe, no doubt. [In the end all truth, if really true, is true of the ultimate non-phenomenal fact.]: Indeed? [the Universe itself] u/l: And what is that, pray? [… everything conceivable has existence in some sense.] noted. [We have now discussed the meanings of ‘possible’ and ‘necessary,’ so far as to see that both are forms of the hypothetical.] bottom of the page: Necessity comes into being in the act of abstraction. It exists as such—i.e. as an abstraction exists. But an abstraction, which depends on image, can have no counterpart in reality (i.e. as opposed to imagination). [Facts for logic must be facts that are and that never must be.]: This is right. [When the possible becomes real it ceases at once to be a mere possibility.] u/l: Yes. [… the possible … can not exist outside the domain of human doubt and human ignorance.]: Inadequate. [We have seen that to say ‘S — P is possible,’ means, ‘S — P would follow under certain conditions, some at least of which are not known to be present.’]: But the conditions not known to be present are simply presence. [Apart from the judgment the real is mere fact and has no potentiality …] u/l: Not so. The abstract is given. [But now what is this real or, I should say, these reals …] u/l: You should say ‘are these reals’. [Are they real things, as distinct from sensations, or, if not, what are they?]: What is this distinction? What is a ‘sensa-


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...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you