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For there to be contact, inertia must be felt; the datum must be perceived; but the feeling and the perception must be specific (and this is designationcontact). And vice versa, for there to be contact feeling must possess inertia, it must endure; and perception must have a datum, there must be something that is perceived; but the inertia and the datum must be specific (and this is resistance-contact). Any inertia and datum can be specifically felt and perceived (a specific pleasant blue light can endure for any length of time); and any feeling and perception can have a specific inertia and datum (a specific alternation of long and short can be any pleasant or unpleasant coloured light). But for contact, both must be specific, and thus both designation and resistance are needed. Whence by you, Båhiya, then seen shall be merely seen. Thence you, Båhiya, will not be that by which [the seen]—i.e. the perceiver. Thence you, Båhiya, will not be that where [= therein (the seen)]—i.e. the conceiver. Thence you, Båhiya, will not be here [the perceiver], nor beyond [the conceiver], nor between both [the (visual) cognizer (or seer)]. Perception is by which. The Perceiver is that by which. Conception is where. The Conceiver is that where [‘where’ in the sense of a bare datum]. Perception and Conception is by which there, or nåmañca r¨pañca (adhi­ vacana-pa†igha). tena = taµ yena yena = by which tattha = taµ yattha yattha = where Yena and yattha fulfil each other and do not require a taµ in addition—i.e. there is the percept and the concept but no perceiver or conceiver. Yato te Båhiya di††he di††hamattaµ bhavissati … tato tvaµ Båhiya na tena Thence Båhiya there will not be that visible object [in the world complete with negatives] of zero visibility by reason of which you are perceived [as visible]. (Can end of perception [and conception (as subjectivity of the world)] form a point of view?) Tato tvaµ Båhiya na tattha Thence Båhiya there will not be an ‘in the world’ [of that said visible object (the said object of zero visibility is nothing beyond ‘that which is


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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