It was derived from a Provençal expression (gai saber) for the technical skill required for poetry-writing that had already been used by Ralph Waldo Emerson and E. Dallas and, in inverted form, by Thomas Carlyle in "the dismal science".The book's title was first translated into English as The Joyful Wisdom, but The Gay Science has become the common translation since Walter Kaufmann's version in the 1960s.
May 24, 2013A family takes an offering of lotus flowers to pay respects to a giant Buddha, surrounded by more than 1,000 smaller Buddha statues, on Wesak Day in Nakhon Nayok, Thailand.
Buddhists throughout the world offer blessings at temples to mark one of the holiest days in Buddhism, commemorating the birth, enlightenment and the death of Buddha.
God is dead: but as the human race is constituted, there will perhaps be caves for millenniums yet, in which people will show his shadow.—And we—we have still to overcome his shadow!
Section 125 depicts the parable of the madman who is searching for God.
In The Gay Science, Nietzsche experiments with the notion of power but does not advance any systematic theory.
The book contains Nietzsche's first consideration of the idea of the eternal recurrence, a concept which would become critical in his next work Thus Spoke Zarathustra and underpins much of the later works.
While Buddhist communities in the West tend to be inclusive and tolerant, there are plenty of traditional Buddhist scriptures that mention homosexuality as inappropriate.
The writings of the influential 3 Dalai Lama reiterated Tsongkhapa`s definition of “sexual misconduct,” which includes sex between men, and masturbation.
As a Buddhist author, I often get asked by colleagues and students: What did the Buddha say about homosexuality? As far as we know, he never mentioned it, and some scholars regard this as a quiet acceptance on his part.
But many of his followers in the centuries afterwards voiced strong opinions.
The very last poem above all, "To the Mistral", an exuberant dancing song in which, if I may say so, one dances right over morality, is a perfect Provençalism.