"amor fati"

Posted by Curt on September 09, 2001

In Reply to: "Amor fati" posted by liz bragg on February 18, 2000

: I'm looking for the meaning of "amor fati" and when it was first used and by whom. thanks liz

There is a good description of the latin term in "The Tragic Sence of Life" by Miquel de Unamuno. There's an english trslation. I think it means to love your fate- that which you have. Sometimes that's hard to do. The more I think about it I think it means to also look forward to death in a tibetan buddhist way since that is surely our fate.