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see Udåna i,10.44 p. 173/15 [cognition] u/l: knowing. p. 173/12-17 [Being has become manifest as a burden. Why that should be, one does not know. And Dasein cannot know anything of the sort because the possibilities of disclosure which belong to cognition reach far too short a way compared with the primordial disclosure belonging to moods, in which Dasein is brought before its Being as “there”.]: for H, in other words, bhavata~hå is primordial. There is no escape to be seen. p. 174/6 [in] c/o: as to. p. 174/9-11 [The expression “thrownness” is meant to suggest the facticity of its being delivered over.]: dereliction. p. 175/1 [would] c/o: should. p. 175/12,19,21, and passim [cognition] u/l: ‘knowing’. p. 175/14-16 [When irrationalism, as the counterplay of rationalism, talks about the things to which rationalism is blind, it does so only with a squint.] noted. p. 176/25-34 [But to be affected by the unserviceable, resistant, or threatening character of that which is ready-to-hand, becomes ontologically possible only in so far as Being-in as such has been determined existentially beforehand in such a manner that what it encounters within-the-world can “matter” to it in this way. The fact that this sort of thing can “matter” to it is grounded in one’s state-of-mind; and as a state-ofmind it has already disclosed the world—as something by which it can be threatened, for instance.]: Yadabhinendati taµ bhayaµ (Udåna iii,10 [Ud.33])45 p. 177/4-14 [Under the strongest pressure and resistance, nothing like an affect would come about, and the resistance itself would remain essentially undiscovered, if Being-in-the-world, with its state-of-mind, had not already submitted itself to having entities within-the-world “matter” to it in a way which its moods have outlined in advance. Existentially, a state-of-mind implies a disclosive submission to the world, out of which we can encounter something that matters to us. Indeed from the ontological point of view we must as a 44.  Ud. i,10 is quoted at L 130, 45.  Ud. iii,10: When one delights, there is fear.


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...

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