Zarathustra A God That Can Dance ~ 19

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event type discourse
date & time 5 Apr 1987 pm
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Pune
language English
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shorttitle ZARA119
Reader of the sutra: Ma Prem Maneesha.
The sutra
Of the bestowing virtue part 3
When Zarathustra had said these words he paused like one who has not said his last word; long he balanced the staff doubtfully in his hand. At last he spoke thus, and his voice was different:
I now go away alone, my disciples! You too now go away and be alone! So I will have it.
Truly, I advise you: go away from me and guard yourselves against Zarathustra! And better still: be ashamed of him! Perhaps he has deceived you.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil. And why, then, should you not pluck at my laurels?
You respect me; but how if one day your respect should tumble? Take care that a falling statue does not strike you dead!
You say you believe in Zarathustra? But of what importance is Zarathustra? You are my believers: but of what importance are all believers?
You had not yet sought yourselves when you found me. Thus do all believers; therefore all belief is of so little account.
Now I bid you lose me and find yourselves; and only when you have all denied me will I return to you.
Truly, with other eyes, my brothers, I shall then seek my lost ones; with another love I shall then love you.
And once more you shall have become my friends and children of one hope: and then I will be with you a third time, that I may celebrate the great noontide with you.
And this is the great noontide: it is when man stands at the middle of his course between animal and superman and celebrates his journey to the evening as his highest hope: for it is the journey to a new morning.
Then man, going under, will bless himself; for he will be going over to superman; and the sun of his knowledge will stand at noontide.
'All gods are dead: now we want the superman to live' -- let this be our last will one day at the great noontide!
... Thus spake Zarathustra.


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