Plato's "Republic" and "Bhagavad-Gita"
A comparison of sun analogies in the "Bhagavad-Gita" and Plato's "Republic."
# 69051 | 1,203 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Sep 27, 2006 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Literature (World) , Philosophy (Eastern) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Literature (Comparative Literature) , Philosophy (General)
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This paper looks at the use of the sun and analogies of the sun in the "Bhagavad-Gita" and Plato's "Republic." The paper points out that both works view the sun as a crucial part of existence - a life-giver and source of good.
From the Paper:"Given its prominence in the sky and its ability to provide humankind with warmth and sustenance through agriculture, it is little wonder that the Sun has played such an important role in literature through the centuries. To this end, this paper examine the various sun analogies that occur in both the Bhagavad-Gita and the Republic to identify what the Sun represents in each case, what can be learned regarded the role of knowledge and its implications for good conduct, followed by a discussion of whether this type of knowledge serves to
illuminate humankind's understanding in each of these instances."
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