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Remembering Nietzsche


Light the world, I say, Zarathustra and tell them what human innards mean? Is it a mass made of human linings, soaked by mortal blood and run by the breath of the land? Or is it the inner condition, nourished by the physical world to go out like a voice that constantly trenches even when forced to keep silent? Draw near to the crowd, madman, and preach that one has to get insane to refresh his soul in the fountain of conversion. Tell them that one has to struggle for ascent, not just by the external body but by innards as well, hence one has to get insane. Yes insane, not by losing one’s mind but by courageously breaking away from the crowd. But both have to move across the beauty of inanity like a beast patiently waiting for the coming of spring, dreaming and preempting the great rapture of feasting with prey again. Preach to them that it is through that that the man breathes like the freest creature on earth. And tell them, madman that you are that beast peeling your skin then cloth yourself like a king among the crowd with innards blooms like flowers that move out of your throat and grow towards the sun. Oh please speak Zarathustra!

Light your lamp once again, so the crowd may see you like a flash of lighting, so subtle but fierce enough to break the ground. Explain to them, that God is really dead! but not the way they understood. When human mind fussed with traditional values and it no longer think apart from these, remind your people to break away like a married couple escaping the domain of their parents to burrow their own nest. And it isn’t your word that brought distraction but the shallow conception of their brain. Yes God is dead in ephemeral ways, but he is there beyond human concepts. When the church and religion formed deities, either out of pragmatism or representation, does God lives within their confines? Frame God and he is dead, explain God and he is dead! Tell them madman, that deep in your heart you want them to believe that He is there all along, ever existent, yet constantly escapes human logic.

So light your lamp even brighter, like the moon illumines the night, and usher the truthful way with valor. Let the world remember that the madman, who was judged and stoned to death, remained constant in his preaching: “break away from the crowd, make a difference and follow the path to overman.”

Zarathustra, through your death, your mind becomes the pillar; your tears becomes the calming ground; and your body the solid foundation of the progress of philosophy that neither me nor others can be worthy of thanking of…and even your breath ceased to reverberate, your text shall be remembered throughout the ages.

  1. incat
    April 28, 2009 at 2:17 am

    bravo, bravo!!!

    • totomel
      April 28, 2009 at 4:09 am

      bravo ka diha.hehehe

      • incat
        April 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

        na impressed gud ko!
        bo-ot diay ka? hehehe

  2. joy
    April 28, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    You obviously feel passionate about philosophy! How refreshing! I like reading posts which have depth and meaning 🙂

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    • totomel
      April 29, 2009 at 1:22 am

      thank you for dropping by Maam, i spent time checking all your blogs and they are all equally interesting.

      best regards to all our kababayans there! ingat kayo palagi!

  3. totomel
    April 29, 2009 at 1:23 am

    hahaha…incat. dont know what to say..pero thank you jud 😉

  4. April 29, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Weee! Incat’s back! =)
    Where’ve you been, Cat? South America? haha =P

    *Waves to Omel* Wala na koy ma comment. I’ll just bravo along with Incat, k? 😉

  5. April 30, 2009 at 4:13 am

    bravo mo diha.hehehe

  6. May 9, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    You are indeed into ptofound thinking… The controversial Nietzsche… 🙂

    I have once listened to a lecture about “Christianizing Nietzsche” and another one about “Nietzsche’s Superman: Jesus Christ”… A PhD in philosophy lectured and presented his views that Nietzsche’s philosophy are not really far from the Christian-Judeo philosophic sphere and that they can be “Christianized”.

    Nietzsche is controversial now as he was before… Many still argue that his most controversial statement (God is dead) is literal, owing the claim to his treatments on subjects relating to religion, faith, Semitism and morality (attacks on Christian and Kantian ethics,etc…).

    My take? I find it hard to absorb that Nietzsche could be Christianized. His idea on the death of God acknowledges and opens the view that God is no longer the basis and center for meaning and good values. As a consequence, pespectivism and nihilism entered the scene…

    Oops, this might be long enough to become an entry… Hehehe… 🙂

  7. totomel
    May 10, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Nietzsche’s words should not be taken literally…he was even unconscious that his impact could be christianized if viewed in a positive side.

    thanks for dropping bro. your thoughts are always welcome here. 🙂

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