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than we need. His Britannica article on phenomenology may be found helpful, particularly his description of a cube. (The article, naturally, has its lokiya limitations (which, however, are instructive). Note that the words ‘psychological’ and ‘transcendental’, which appear in the article, are Husserl’s terms, and are not to be confused with lokiya/ lokuttara. Chanda [The commentaries follow the canonical usage of the word without adding any precision to its connotation.]: Quite rightly. Chanda has no more precise connotation than the word ‘desire’, which is almost exactly its English equivalent. Ñå~a [Perception (saññå) is necessary to the forming of ñå~a, it precedes it] ‘it precedes it’ u/l: This is structural precedence as much as temporal. See NoD, saññå, and D. i,185. ˝hita [-dhamma (adj.) everlasting, eternal]: No—‘invariant’ is the meaning. Ta~hå [Chain of Causation]: ‘Dependent Co-Origination’, not ‘Chain of Causation’. [Just as physical thirst arises of itself, and must be assuaged, got rid of, or the body dies; so the mental “thirst”, arising from without, becomes a craving that must be rooted out, quite got rid of, or there can be no Nibbåna. The figure is a strong one … ]: Curious simile! It seems to suggest that craving must be got rid of by satisfying it (like physical thirst). [… charged with religious emotion.]: ! ‘arising from without’? Thåvara [vegetable world]: No! How does one practice mettå towards vegetables? Thera [-våda, the doctrine of the Theras, the original Buddhist doctrine M i,164]: NO. This was before the Enlightenment!! Meaning is ‘declaration of being well grounded in (Ålåra Kålåma’s) doctrine’. Danta (1) [as one of the taca-pañcaka, or 5 dermatic constituents of the body] ‘dermatic’ u/l: The skin of one’s teeth? Di††hi [-patta, one who has formed (a right or wrong) view]: NO—one who has attained through right-view. Opp. to

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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...

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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