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158 Two spaces in the same time* Transcendence Two times in the same space Pa†haviµ maññati – he conceives earth Pa†haviyå maññati – he conceives internality of earth Pa†havito maññati – he conceives externality of earth Pa†haviµ me ti maññati – he conceives ‘earth is mine’

*Time has thickness = 1. This defines time.

159 A star, unlike a planet, having no size, must needs twinkle. There is more in this than meets the eye. 160 An unchequered colour, too, being rigorously equivalent to a point, must twinkle. 161 What does Humanity care? 162 ‘Let the enquiring scholar labour with incessant zeal … [see NoD, Preface (c)] … his parrot-like echo.’—S. Kierkegaard, CUP, p. 24 163 ‘The thinker who can forget in all his thinking also to think that he is an existing individual, will never explain life. He merely makes an attempt to cease to be a human being, in order to become a book or an objective something, which is possible only for a Munchausen. It is not denied that objective thought has validity … [see L. 41, 22.iii.63] … in becoming purely objective.’—S. Kierkegaard, CUP, p. 85 164 If there exists at all an absolute system—that is, one to which the group property applies—then there exists an observer whose sole property is to conceive only absolute systems. And this observer is himself an absolute system. Thus, if the group property applies anywhere, it applies everywhere. If the observer should remark ‘All systems are absolute: all things are things’, he himself is included in its scope. 165 If any thing exists at all, it exists as an absolute system. Now an absolute system possesses the group property. But if an absolute system is to exist there must also exist an observer for whom that absolute


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...