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The answer to the title question is: Yes (kind of)! Well, I'd translate differently. Actually, the "quote" in that book is a very loose paraphrase: The original in German from his Untimely Thoughts, Schopenhauer as Educator (§4) (cheers to @sand1 in comments) reads: Sind doch alle Ordnungen des Menschen darauf eingerichtet, daß das Leben in einer ...


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It is very likely both Nietzsche and other Europeans all misunderstood Buddhism at the time. The Palli cannon has be translated but a majority of Buddhist Mayhana texts have yet to be translated still into European languages. Much of the error in Nietzsche idea of Buddhism was the mistranslation of the concept of Sunyata into the word "nothingness"...


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I used this quote in my lecture notes for talk on Humor Theory at UCLA recently (notes here: tomveatch.com/humor/ucla/talk.2111.php). To jump into a field populated with geniuses like Aristotle and Freud takes some gumption, you might say. But to develop your own opinion, you have to somewhat disregard the weight of history in all the others that have given ...


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A short answer to test the water / voting system. I think that aphorism means that my own joy is meaningless, and in fact what we strive after is to move others to joy, because that, unlike my own feelings, is a manifestation of the will to power.


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