Allen Thrasher athr at
Mon Apr 7 14:35:53 UTC 1997

The Southern Asia Section is still involved in moving so I have no time to
investigate this.  But Nietzsche's knowledge of Indian culture was not
limited to what he could find in Schopenhauer.  His best friend, from
student days, was Paul Deussen.

Allen Thrasher

On Sun, 6 Apr 1997, Arash Zeini wrote:

> >In section 27 of 'Beyond Good and Evil', Nietzsche uses the�
> >Sanskrit terms 'Gangasrotagati','Kurmagati', and 'Mandukagati', to describe
> >different types of living and thought.
> >Can anyone tell me where he might have read these expressions and in what
> >context they're used?�
> >
> Nietzsches source could be Schopenhauer, who knew the Sanskrit-Literature
> and loved the Bhagavadgita.
> And Nietzsche knew Schopenhauer very well. So I can imagine that he had this
> terms from Schopenhauer.
> In 'Beyond Good and Evil' there are some polemic sections against
> Schopenhauer. Perhaps this section is one of them.
> Good luck,
> Arash
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