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Eastern Religion and ethical distinctions

August 7, 2009

“Good and evil,” says the Buddhist, “are both fetters: the perfect one became master over both.”; “what`s done and what`s not done,” says the man who believes in the Vedanta, “give him no pain; as a wise man he shakes good and evil off himself; his kingdom suffers no more from any deed; good and evil – he has transcended both” – an entirely Indian conception, whether Brahman or Buddhist.

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals,Third Essay: What Do Ascetic Ideals Mean?, 17

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If you want to get the plain truth, be not concerned with right and wrong.  The conflict between right and wrong is the sickness of the mind.

Zen master Yun-Men, quoted in Alan Watts, Beat Zen, Square Zen, and Zen (San Francisco: City Lights, 1959), p. 10.

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