From a short book on Schopenhauer: robert wicks: Schopenhauer’s the world as will and representation…
It would be easy enough translate the (often confused) advaita into the conceptual framework of schopenhauer and kant. The crooks passed off as gurus in india don’t deserve the respect and allegiance of western seekers.
time to take the legacy beyond india into a global sphere and abandon india to the revolution long overdue….
The indian religious texts contain an amalgam of theistic and non-theistic passages, and if we consider the particular ideas that Schopnehauer extracted from them for citation in World as Will and Representation it is evident that the non-theistic ideas drew his attention. These include 1.the conviction that the ordinary world of trees, rocks, roads, and people is illusory, or dreamlike (Schopenhauer had already absorbed this idea from his readings of Plato, Kant, Shakespeare and Calderon),2. The thought that at the world’s foundation there Is an immediate distinction between its ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ natures (namely the ‘atman’ and the ‘brahman’….