2 comments on “Staring at the Sun

  1. I’ve just read “When Nietzsche Wept” by Irvin Yalom, and found it very inspiring and thought-provokingand surprisingly gripping NIetzsche says more or less the same thing in that. The story you mention is, I think, not Zen but by Tolstoy if I’m not mistaken.

  2. Tolstoy eh! I must go on a story hunt. I have a fancy that Tolstoy says he is repeating an old eastern legend or some such. I’ve certainly come across it in collections of Zen stories. What wonderfully circuitous routes stories take. I’ve not read “When Nietzsche Wept” but may well do so on your recommendation. So few hours; so many books.

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