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Murti, T.R.V., The Central Philosophy of Buddhism, London: George Allen & Unwin, 1955 [Early Buddhism (Theravåda) was … an order of monks held together by certain rules of discipline (vinaya) and reverence for the human teacher.] noted [… everything is in flux. Existence … is discontinuous, discrete and devoid of complexity.]: If it is discontinuous how can it be in flux? [Denial of Satkåya … is the very pivot of the Buddhist metaphysics and doctrine of salvation.]: Where does the Buddha deny sakkåya? [… denial of the self is the basic tenet of Buddhism.]: Denial of the self—natthi attåti—is ucchedavåda. [For the Upani‚ads, the self is a reality; for the Buddha, it is a primordial wrong notion, not real.]: Why is a wrong notion ‘not real’? The Buddha is [… conscious of the interminable nature of the conflict, and resolves it by rising to the higher standpoint of criticism.]: ! [If he had answered the questions, yes, or no, i.e. accepted one of the alternatives propounded, he would have been guilty of that very dogmatism (di††hi) which he had so vehemently condemned in others.]: What about sammådi††hi, ‘right dogmatism’? [Though innocently stated as a description of facts, every philosophical system is an evaluation of things or a prescription to view them in a particular way.] noted [Vijñåna contains within itself the ingredients of the subjectobject relation.] noted [Rejection of all thought-categories and views is the rejection of the competence of Reason to apprehend Reality. The Real is transcendent to thought, it is non-dual (ç¨nya), free from the duality of ‘is’ and ‘not is’.] noted [The Vaibhå’ikas or any school of Buddhism never took Nirvå~a as nothing, but as an asaøsk®ta dharma, some sort of noumenal unconditioned reality behind the play of phenomena.]: !

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...