By Paul Friedrich
This publication explores and translates the myriad connections among religious classics, Henry David Thoreau's Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita. proof indicates that Thoreau took the Gita with him while he moved to Walden Pond, and the books have a lot in universal, pertaining to final moral and metaphysical questions. Paul Friedrich appears at how every one paintings speaks to basic difficulties of fine and evil, self and cosmos, responsibility and keenness, truth and phantasm, political engagement and philosophical meditation, sensuous wildness and ascetic devotion. His exam strikes via numerous levels, from an research of key symbols, reminiscent of the upside-down tree, to an exposition of social, moral, and metaphysical values, to a attention of the various resources of those syncretic works. This e-book could be of vigorous curiosity to these excited about the origins of Indian and American idea, activism, and poetry.
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