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- Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter I
- all, is a part. Others have been at no less pains to explain how such
- Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IV
- pleasure and pain. This aggregation constitutes the world of pure
- Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter VI
- pain, that we live as individuals whose existence is not exhausted by
- Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter IX
- whether it gives me pleasure or pain.
- Title: PoSA (Poppelbaum): Chapter XIII
- maintains that life is full of misery and agony. Everywhere pain
- picture Schopenhauer paints. He thinks of the foundation of the world
- he hopes to discover whether there is more pain or more pleasure in
- intoxication. Pain far outweighs pleasure in the world. No man, even
- condition that He makes the pain in the world subserve a
- world-purpose that is wise. But the pain of created beings is nothing
- but God's pain itself, for the life of the world as a whole is
- release from pain, and since all existence is pain, at release from
- pain, a battle which ends with the annihilation of all existence. The
- is that through the world He may free Himself from His infinite pain.
- regarded “as a painful drawing-plaster which the All-One
- applies to itself in order first to divert the inner pain outwards,
- order to split up in them His infinite pain. The pain which each one
- of us suffers is but a drop in the infinite ocean of God's pain
- strives, failure causes pain. It is important here to observe that
- pleasure and pain are attached only to the fulfilment or
- be regarded as a pain. Hence, if we find that, in the very moment in
- no ground for saying that pleasure had given birth to pain, because
- for a fresh pleasure. I can speak of pain only when desire runs up
- a pain caused by the previous pleasure until the means fail me to
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