By Antoine Panaïoti

ISBN-10: 1107031621

ISBN-13: 9781107031623

Nietzsche as soon as proclaimed himself the ‘Buddha of Europe’, and all through his lifestyles Buddhism held huge, immense curiosity for him. whereas he Buddhist pondering in demolishing what he considered as the two-headed fable of Being and Self, he observed himself as advocating a reaction to the resultant nihilist main issue that used to be diametrically against that of his Indian counterpart. during this ebook Antoine Panaïoti explores the deep and complicated kin among Nietzsche’s perspectives and Buddhist philosophy. He discusses the mental types and theories which underlie their supposedly opposing ethics of ‘great health’ and explodes the obvious dichotomy among Nietzsche’s Dionysian life-affirmation and Buddhist life-negation, arguing for a singular, hybrid reaction to the problem of formulating a tenable post-nihilist ethics. His publication will curiosity scholars and students of Nietzsche’s philosophy, Buddhist concept and the metaphysical, existential and moral matters that emerge with the dying of theism.

“… Antoine Panaïoti’s Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy takes first position because the most sensible publication of my analyzing yr. superbly written, a heroic feat of erudition, and an intimate and sympathetic studying of either Nietzsche and classical Buddhist philosophy, this booklet enacts the right whose contours it seeks to outline and rejoice in its dual subjects—the excellent of significant health and wellbeing that overcomes the melancholy of nihilism and celebrates the uncanniness of life …” —Wendy C. Hamblet, Metapsychology on-line Reviews

“This learn speaks with Nietzsche’s prophetic voice … according to vast wisdom of either Nietzsche and Buddhist scholarship, this comparative learn is a vital acquisition for school and college libraries … hugely urged …” —J. Bussanich, collage of recent Mexico, Choice

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The Sutta-pitaka is a collection of texts that contain discourses of the Buddha, arranged according to length. There are five major collections of these texts: the collection of long sayings (Digha-nikaya); collection of middle-length sayings (Majjhima-nikaya); a collection of works united together by their contents (Samyutta-nikaya); texts arranged by numerical groupings of items (Anguttaranikaya); and a collection of minor works (Khuddaka-nikaya). At a later historical date, the Abhidhamma-pitaka, consisting of scholarly treatments analyzing material from the Sutta-pitaka, was added to the other two baskets.

In response to the social snub, the Buddha staged a marvelous display of power (iddhi) by levitating his body above the group, while jets of fire and water gushed from his limbs as he traversed a jeweled causeway in the sky. The Zakyas were stunned into acquiescence and bowed down before the Buddha. The Buddha’s teaching to those that he formerly knew motivated some of them to join his monastic order. The most notable of these converting figures included the Buddha’s son Rahula and his cousin Ananda.

The message of the Buddha is that everything in the world is transient. This is also true of the raft, which is like the teachings of the Buddha. Once the teachings or raft are used to cross the river of life, one does not need to continue to grasp them. Once the travelers are safely on the other shore, the job of the Dhamma is completed because suffering is relieved and the travelers attain the peace of nibbana. The metaphor of the raft suggests that the Dhamma (teaching) of the Buddha should be applied in a pragmatic way.

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