Ok, Spinoza and Nietsche to the top of the reading list!
--- In Ushta@yahoogroups.com, Alexander Bard
> Please note how profound Zarathushtra's chain of causes and effects is:
> You talk like you think, you act like you talk, you therefore are what you
> think in the sense of this being the starting point of a creative process
> than becomes its own feedback loop.
> Therefore, we are MAZDAYASNI, we identify with this process, it is a
> constant process (non-linear too) of PRODUCING And in this sense CREATING a
> self, which is never there beforehand to be actualized.
> Getting rid of Plato is hard but this is what we must do to get at
> Zarathushtra's thinking. Which is why so many of us here stress that for
> westerners to understand this process it often helps to have studied the
> classic western anti-Platonists first: Spinoza and Nietzsche most of all.
> They are Zarathushtra's philosophical brethren.