The Tragic, the Comic and the Personal [Read-Download PDF | MOBI | EPUB] - Few selected Letters from Clearing the Path of Ven. Ñānavīra Thera which are prepared for any general reader and it is good introduction to the Venerable's work.
Pre-Sotapatti Early Writings
“...With regard to any of my past writings that you may come across..., I would ask you to treat with great reserve anything dated before 1960, about which time certain of my views underwent a modification. If this is forgotten you may be puzzled by inconsistencies between earlier and later writings....” Ven. Ñānavīra Thera, 22nd March, 1963
The two essays following the letters were published (the Sketch was reprinted several times) in abbreviated form: the texts reproduced here are taken from the author's typescripts, which may be regarded as the definitive versions. Following these two essays are the contents of the author's Commonplace Book. Finally there is a collection of various papers discovered after author's death: notes, translations, etc. These have been edited only to avoid unnecessary repetition of material already contained in other parts of this work.