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Did Schopenhauer study Mahayana Buddhism? Seems like the meaning of the latter definitely is likely not that this is the worst of all possible worlds, at least given that the other vehicles to enlightenment (as in anything but so called Buddhahood) do not change the meaning of "this very mind is the Buddha".

  • He studied the Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita in an early translation. This is the same doctrine as Mahayana Buddhism. Both fall under the heading 'non-dualism'. He did not fully understand these texts if his philosophical ideas are anything to go by, but he did recognise their vast importance. ,. – PeterJ Feb 10 at 11:59
  • He studied both Buddhist and Vedanta texts. The Upanishads were first translated into Latin before being translated later into English. He started with the Latin translation in 1813. – Swami Vishwananda Feb 11 at 14:16

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