Nietzsche’s Anti-Ego Zen

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Nietzsche didn’t like Buddhism too much, but based on the writing below he would have definitely found some solace in Zen thinking:
[T]he individual himself is a fallacy. Everything which happens in us is in itself something else which we do not know… “the individual” is merely a sum of conscious feelings and judgements and misconceptions, a belief, a piece of the true life system or many pieces thought together and spun together, a “unity,” that doesn’t hold together. We are buds on a single tree—what do we know about what can become of us from the interests of the tree! But we have a consciousness as though we would and should be everything, a phantasy of “I” and all “not I.” Stop feeling oneself as this phantastic ego! Learn gradually to discard the supposed individual! Discover the fallacies of the ego! Recognize egoism as fallacy! The opposite is not to be understood as altruism! This would be love of other supposed individuals! No! Get beyond “myself” and “yourself”! Experience cosmically!
Friedrich Nietzsche, Kritische Studienausgab

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