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p. 73/7-10 p. 74/30-32

p. 76/3-11 p. 76/14-16 p. 76/25-26 p. 76/31-32 p. 77/1-7

p. 77/19-25 p. 77/29-33 p. 78/21-23 p. 78/35-37 p. 79/4-5 p. 79/11-12 p. 80/17-20

p. 80/20-23


noted. [The distinguishing characteristic of consciousness, on the other hand, is that it is a decompression of being.] noted: This is a postulate. It can satisfy only those who are content to accept a contradiction (A≠A) as irreducible. noted. [a duality which is unity, a reflection which is its own reflecting.] noted: See p. 74. noted. [The self refers, but it refers precisely to the subject.] ‘but … subject’ u/l: It can only do so if the sujet is already given. [The self therefore represents an ideal distance within the immanence of the subject in relation to himself, a way of not being his own coincidence, of escaping identity while positing it as unity—in short, of being in a perpetually unstable equilibrium between identity as absolute cohesion without a trace of diversity and unity as a synthesis of a multiplicity. This is what we shall call presence to itself.] noted: You cannot possibly derive a sujet from soi. noted. noted. noted. noted. noted. noted. [In truth Heidegger’s description shows all too clearly his anxiety to establish an ontological foundation for an Ethics with which he claims not to be concerned, as also to reconcile his humanism with the religious sense of the transcendent.] noted: Heidegger disclaims preoccupation with God, not with Ethics. (And, in fact, it is only without God that there can be an Ethic.) [The intuition of our contingency is not identical with a feeling of guilt. Nevertheless it is true that in our own apprehension of ourselves, we appear to ourselves as having the character of an unjustifiable fact.] noted: The word unjustifiable cannot be separated from the idea of culpabilité. My existence is unjustifiable because, in some way, I am guilty of existing. The existence of a stone is not unjustifi-

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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