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Uppådo paññåyati vayo paññåyati †hitassa aññathattaµ paññåyati—Khandha Saµy. no. 37. p. 149/7-19 [“This same Grasping is not those Five Grasping Groups, nor yet is it something apart from those Five Groups.” (Saµyutta Nikåya III). It is “neither the same, nor yet another” (na ca so na ca añño). This same teaching of the Buddha—na ca so na ca añño—is expressed in the words: “The future is never entirely determined by the past, nor is it ever entirely detached.” Just as the flame that now is, is not the same flame that was a moment ago, nor yet is something apart from that flame, but is the result of the growth of that flame, so is it with these Five Groups.] noted by a wavy line: X p. 149/12 [na ca so na ca añño] u/l: This celebrated phrase is not to be found in the Suttas. It occurs in the Milinda. p. 149/27-30 [Things … present themselves exactly as processes which allow of no dissections.]: They do not. p. 152/1-3 [Thereby they make their readers to infer that the Buddha did not say there is no Self.]: The Buddha did not, in fact, say there is no self. To assert there is no self—natthi attåti—is to fall into ucchedavåda. The Buddha said that nothing is self—sabbe dhammå anattå—which is not the same thing. p. 166/10-14 [The five senses—eye, ear, nose, tongue and body, belong to the first Khandha, Form. The sixth sense, mind or thinking, belongs to the next three Khandhas—Sensation, Perception, Mental Tendencies.]: X p. 166/17-23 [“Consciousness and its supporting points are not opposites, but transitions, one the form of development of the other, in which the Saπkhåras represent that transition-moment in which thinking as Vedanå and Saññå, in the glow of friction, is on the point of breaking out into Viññå~a.” (Dahlke).]: X p. 167/13-19 [It is neither the function of a Self nor a fall between two states of potential, but a “process of growth, in which one moment becomes another, passes into another, just as one moment of a flame is neither the same as the next nor yet another, but becomes the next.”]: X p. 168/26-169/15 [For life starts off with the accentuation of the is in the mind and not with the comprehension of the basic fact of becoming. Nothing is. Everything becomes, depending


Early Writings (Seeking the Path - Ñāṇavīra Thera)  

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