Buddha and Nietzsche
Type of Spiritual Experience
Nietzsche quoting and explaining Buddha, so I have attributed the observation to Buddha.
A description of the experience
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – On the Genealogy of Morals
The highest state, redemption itself, that finally achieved state of complete hypnosis and silence, continues to be regarded as the mystery as such, the mystery which even the highest symbols are inadequate to express, as the return and entry into the ground of things, as liberation from all madness, as ‘knowledge’ as ‘truth’, as ‘being’, as escape from all goals, all desires, all action, as a domain beyond good and evil.
‘Good and evil’ says the Buddha ‘are both chains; the Perfect One develops beyond them’.
‘What is done and what remains undone’ says the believer in the Vedanta, ‘causes him no pain; as a wise man, he shakes off good and evil; his domain suffers through no further deed; he goes beyond good and evil, beyond both’.