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saddhåvimutta, one released through faith. Dukkha III. [ (c) dukkha as “feeling of pain” forms one of the three dukkhatå or painful states, viz. d.-dukkhatå (painful sensation caused by bodily pain), saπkhåra-dukkhatå having its origin in the sankhårå, viparinåma-dukkhatå being caused by change] ‘d.-dukkhatå, saπkhåra, & vipari­ nåma’ u/l: These are the unpleasure of unpleasant feeling, neutral feeling, and pleasant feeling, respectively. See M. i,303. [adukkham-asukhaµ, indifference (indifferent sens.), the last of which is the ideal state of the emotional habitus to be gained by the Arahant]: This suggests that the arahat does not feel pain. [one’s whole life-experience is caused by one’s former kamma]: This is the Nigantha’s view. Dvi III. [Stonehenge]: It is something of an achievement to have got Stonehenge into a Pali Dictionary. Dhamma [Freq. in formula sabbe dhammå aniccå] u/l: Where? Nava (2) [Gotamo navo pabbajjåya ‘a novice in the Wanderer’s life’] ‘Wanderer’s’ u/l: NO—homeless (confusion with paribbajati). Navuti [number ninety VvA 345 & in compn. eka- 91 D ii.2 (i.e. 92 minus 1)] ‘92 minus 1’ u/l: Or 97 minus 6? Or 104 minus 13? Nåma: This article merely reflects the traditional commentarial failure to understand nåmar¨pa. Nowhere in the Suttas is viññå~a included in nåma. Nåmar¨pa is not ‘mind and matter’ as the Visuddhimagga describes it. Muddle. [Synonymous with nåmar¨pa is nåmakåya]: NO—nåmakåya is the body or whole collection of nåma, i.e. of nåmar¨pa without r¨pa (as in ar¨pabhava). See also marginal notes to D. ii,62-3 (my copy). The four mahåbh¨tå are matter in its simplest modes. See NoD, r¨pa. Rigidity, cohesiveness, metabolism, stress (compressiveness). Nippapañca [-åråma, not fond of delay]: NO. It means loving non-diversification (see M. 18). Nibbåna II. [Nibbåna is purely and solely an ethical state]: A specious over-simplification. The English word ‘ethical’ does not cover right and wrong view, for example. And

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...