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184 ‘The only possible way of drawing a distinction between thought and action is to relegate thought to the sphere of the possible, the disinterested, the objective, and to assign action to the sphere of the subjective. But along this boundary there appears a twilight zone. Thus when I think that I will do this or that, this thought is not yet an action, and in all eternity it is qualitatively distinct from action; nevertheless, it is a possibility in which the interest of action and of reality already reflects itself.’—S. Kierkegaard, CUP, p. 302. 185 ‘The real action is not the external act, but an internal decision in which the individual puts an end to the mere possibility and identifies himself with the content of his thought to exist in it.’ Ibid. 186 ‘The very maximum of what one human being can do for another, in relation to that wherein each man has to do solely with himself, is to inspire him with concern and unrest.’ Ibid., p. 346. 187 Humility is no more virtue than pride.
188 AB – AB Same/Different AB – BA Neither/Both AB – AB One/Two
189 (i) Nothing is what two things have in common that have nothing in common. (ii) The negative is the unification of opposites. (iii) Two things have nothing in common—otherwise, to the extent that they have something in common, they are one. (iv) Mediation is the passage via the negative from one opposite to the other. 190 ‘—Vecchi luoghi comuni filosofici … [‘Old philosophical commonplaces … (see L. 21 (15.i.63 (d)); L. 88 (25.iii.64))] … sua vittoria.’—Gli Ossessi, p. 201. 191 Something is related to Nothing by way of sixteen negatives, six of them negative. 192 For Hindus all religions are one; for Buddhists they are not. Herein they differ.
Published on Jun 26, 2013
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...