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Nietzsche - Thus spake Zarathustra - What falleth, that shall one also push

Identifier

000631

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Nietzsche was a believer in the abyss as the means of removing those who not only did not co-create but held progress and wisdom back by hanging on to outdated beliefs, even to the extent of figuratively or literally helping the destruction….

‘cast into the abyss that which lies most heavily upon you.  Let man forget… Divine is the art of forgetting.  If you would raise yourself – if you yourself would dwell among the heights, cast into the sea that which lies most heavily upon you’

A description of the experience

Thus spake Zarathustra – Nietzsche

O my brethren, am I then cruel? But I say:  ‘What falleth, that shall one also push!’

 Everything of today - it falleth, it decayeth; who would preserve it! But I - I wish also to push it!

 Know ye the delight which rolleth stones into precipitous depths? Those men of today, see just how they roll into my depths!

 A prelude am I to better players, O my brethren!  An example!  Do according to mine example!

 And him whom ye do not teach to fly, teach I pray you to fall faster!

The source of the experience

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Abyss

Symbols

Abyss
Stone

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

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