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que nous leur insufflons vient de nous, de notre spontanéité. Si nous nous détournons d’eux, ils s’anéantissent; nous verrons au chapitre suivant qu’ils sont totalement inagissants : termes ultimes, ils ne sont jamais termes d’origine. Même entre eux, ils ne sont pas cause ni effet.]80: This completely ignores telepathic and clairvoyant images. [On sait que la plupart de nos rêves sont fort courts.]81: How? [Sans doute, chez la plupart des gens, l’élément affectif qui constitute l’analogon se réduit à un simple abstrait émotionnel.]82 ‘abstrait emotionnel’ u/l: Cf. L’Être et le Néant, p. 396.83 [Seulement cet irréel si bien précisé, si bien défini, c’est du vide; ou, si l’on veut c’est le simple reflet du sentiment. Ce sentiment, donc, s’alimente à son propre reflet.]84: This won’t do. Compare S.P.R. Proceedings vol. XLIII, pp. 176-180. Sartre, Jean-Paul, L’imagination, Paris: Librairie Félix Alcan, 1936) [Naturellement, il faudrait bien accepter l’existence de contenus sensibles dans la perception. Mais on reconnaîtrait, de ce fait même, que l’ordre de leur succesion est rigoureusement indépendant de la conscience.]85 ‘Naturellement … conscience’ double noted.

80.  ‘These objects are neither heavy nor pressing nor exacting. They are pure passivity. They await. The feeble life we blow into them comes from us, from our spontaneity. If we turn away from them they vanish utterly. We shall see in the following chapter that they are completely inactive. Being ultimate terms, they are never terms of origin. Even between themselves they are neither cause nor effect.’ 81.  ‘One knows that the majority of our dreams are very short.’ 82.  ‘No doubt with most people the affective element which constitutes the analogue is reduced to a simple emotional abstract.’ 83.  EN p. 396 = B&N p. 330. 84.  ‘But this unreal so well specified and defined is a void; or if we prefer, it is a simple reflection of feeling. This feeling, thus, sustains itself in its own reflection.’ 85.  ‘Naturally we should accept the existence of perceptible contents in the perception. But one would recognise, by this very fact, that the order of their succession is strictly independent of consciousness.’

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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...

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