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Sixteen advent his correspondence with Paul Deussen whom he befriended in view that his university days and who grew to become the major authority on Upanishadic philosophy within the Germany of his time. It was once Nietzsche, in truth, who brought Deussen to Schopenhauer's writings, a condition, which finally culminated in Deussen's in depth preoccupation with the Upanishads24• The Nietzsche Deussen correspondence unearths as well as Nietzsche's lively participation in and encouragement of Deussen's Sanskrit reviews, a singularly optimistic reaction to a philosophy which professed the opposite of his personal. He applauds Deussen for demonstrating so finely via his experiences a gratitude to Kant and Schopenhauer, with out whose contributions a deeper penetration into the Vedanta might scarce were attainable. 2' On receiving Deussen's process des Vedanta Das in 1883 Nietzsche intimated to the writer his nice excitement within the acquaintance with the classical expression of a development of brain totally international to him, including, that every one he suspected approximately this brain used to be con firmed in its so much naive shape in Deussen's booklet. 3 years later he acclaimed the booklet back as supplying him with ever-increasing curiosity and instruction26 and expressed the want that whatever equally exact and dialectically scrutinised have been to be had at the Sankhya. No much less encouraging is the reaction be confirmed to Deussen's Elemente der Metaphysik (1877), within which he singled out "much that's Indian" and declared to be a contented synops is of all that he had now not held to be precise; simultaneously, he regretted no longer having had entry to the publication past. 27 Nietzsche probably additionally drew info on Buddhism from his pal Ernst Windisch, the Buddhologist, to whose Sanskrit reports he refers in his correspondence. 23 at this time cime just a handful of books facing Indian philosophy are available Nietzsche's library: Otto Bohtlingk's lndische Spruche, 2d ed. three vols (St. Petersburg, 1870/73); Paul Deussen's Die Elemente der Meta physik (Aachen, 1877); Das approach des Vedanta (Leipzig, 1883), (with mar Die Sutras des Vedanta aus dem Sanskrit iibersetzt (Leipzig, 1887); Essays, II. Beitriige zur vergleichenden Mythologie und Ethno logie (Leipzig, 1869); Jakob Wackemagel's Ober den Ursprung des Brahma nsmus i (Basel, 1877), (with the non-public commitment of the author); Hermann Oldenberg's Buddha. Sei n Leben, seine Lehre, seine Gemeinde (Berlin, 1881); ginalia); Max Muller's " cf. ibid. , p. 38. " Ibid. , p. 88. ,. The significant impression of chis booklet upon Niecw:he is said by way of Lou Andre. , Salome, Frkdrich Nittucht in seinen Worktn (Wien, 1911), p. 242. See noce sixteen co bankruptcy I. eleven Dcu&scn, Et'ilfntrHngen, p. eighty. 28 Cf. Nicczschc's lcucrs of two June 1868 and 25 August 1869 to Ocusscn (Erinnmmgen, p. 67); of 15 February 1870 to Rohde. advent 17 ' Louis Jacolliot s Les legi�lateurs religieux. Manou-Moise-Mahomet (Paris, 1876). 29 evidently, although, Nietzsche had learn extra approximately Indian philoso phy than what's steered by means of the orientalia in his current library.