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AppropriatedPhilosophyFilter: Does the SF Author David Zindell's concept of asarya have any factual historic basis? I assumed that like his usage of ahimsa, it was an actual school of thought. If it's not real, what do you think are its closest inspirations?
posted by elphTeq to Religion & Philosophy (5 answers total)
some sort of Buddhism?
posted by amberglow at 5:53 PM on November 14, 2004

Second quotation from the linked page has a decidedly Nietzschean flavor.
posted by kenko at 6:04 PM on November 14, 2004

And so does the first with its bit about saying yes to all things.
posted by kenko at 6:06 PM on November 14, 2004

posted by caitlinb at 7:17 PM on November 14, 2004

I agree with kenko. Have a look at Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
posted by vorfeed at 1:45 PM on November 15, 2004

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