Nicq MacDonald quoted,
> "A day shall come when you shall see your high things no more, and your
> things all too near, and you will fear your exaltation as if it were a
> phantom. In that day you will cry: All is false!"
"One day you will no longer see what is exalted in you, and what is base
in you, you will see all too closely; your sublimity itself will make you
afraid, as if it were a phantom. One day you will cry: 'Everything is
The reason for calling everything an illusion is not philosophical, the
basic reason is psychological. Living alone in your head requires a
certain kind of strength so that you keep yourself sane. The self-imposed
solitary confinement of solipsism can cause one to hallucinate, to start
talking to those hallucinations, and finally to answer from their side.
To live in solitude and to remain sane requires that one be creative, so
one creates an illusory world and then calls it false.
"There are emotions that seek to kill the solitary; if they do not
succeed, well, they must die themselves! But are you capable of being a
Can you be a murderer of your own illusions, murderer of your own
emotions? In your solitude you will desire friends, lovers, family, and
all kinds of things of which you've not yet thought. These desires will
kill you; these emotions will kill you, unless you are able to kill them.
Hence Zarathustra asks "are you capable of being a murderer of your own
Only choiceless awareness can directly experience reality.
"Truth is a pathless land."
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