By Friedrich Nietzsche
R. J. Hollingdale’s choice buildings Nietzsche’s writings in line with subject to provide the fullest attainable feel of the intensity and scope of this outstanding writer.
The literary profession of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) spanned lower than 20 years, yet no quarter of highbrow inquiry was once left untouched by way of his iconoclastic genius. The thinker who introduced the demise of God within the homosexual technology (1882) and went directly to problem the Christian code of morality in past solid and Evil (1886), grappled with the elemental problems with the human in his personal excessive autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). such a lot infamous of all, might be, his concept of the triumphantly transgressive übermann (‘superman’) is constructed within the severe, but poetic phrases of therefore Spake Zarathustra (1883–92). no matter if addressing traditional Western philosophy or breaking new flooring, Nietzsche enormously prolonged the limits of nineteenth-century concept.
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That sense of separation from the world is what motivates me to try to secure myself within it, but according to Buddhism the only satisfactory resolution is to realize I am not other than it. ” The reduction goes the other way, up instead of down, by noticing how our ultimate concern, the need to ground the groundless sense-of-self, cannot be denied. When we attempt to ignore it, by devoting ourselves to secular pursuits, we end up sacralizing them— and therefore demonize them, as chapter 5 argues.
Blake Q: Do not one’s actions affect the person in after-births? A: Are you born now? Why do you think of other births? The fact is that there is neither birth nor death. Let him who is born think of death and palliatives therefor. —Ramana Maharshi Just understand that birth-and-death is itself nirvāna. There is nothing such as birth and death to be avoided; there is nothing such as nirvāna to be sought. Only when you realize this are you free from birth and death. —Dōgen 1 The Nonduality of Life and Death All of life is but keeping away the thoughts of death.
It is a sad comment on our balkanized intellectual world that this book must begin with an apologia for hitching together three supposedly different horses. The defense is straightforward: Whatever the differences in their methods and goals, psychotherapy, existentialism, and Buddhism are concerned with many of the same fundamental issues, and therefore we can benefit from comparing what they think they have learned. In addition to an historical affinity between psychoanalysis and existentialism (see below) and more recent links between Buddhism and Western psychology (such as transpersonal psychology), there have been many studies of Buddhism and existentialism: Nietzsche and Buddhism, Heidegger and Buddhism, and so on.
A Nietzsche Reader by Friedrich Nietzsche