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Nietzsche - Thus spake Zarathustra - Humility hath the hardest skin

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003816

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Thus spake Zarathustra - Nietzsche

Then was there again spoke, unto me without voice: ‘What matter about thyself?  Thou art not yet humble enough for me.  Humility hath the hardest skin’…

Then was there again spoken unto me without voice: ‘What matter about their mockery! Thou art one who hast unlearned to obey; now shalt thou command!

Knowest thou not who is most needed by all? He who commandeth great things.

To execute great things is difficult: but the more difficult task is to command great things.

This is thy most unpardonable obstinacy: thou hast the power, and thou wilt not rule.’

And I answered: ‘I lack the lion’s voice for all commanding’.

Then was there again spoken unto me as a whispering: It is the stillest words which bring the storm.  Thoughts that come with doves’ footsteps guide the world.

The source of the experience

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

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Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

Humility

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