Plato and the Upanishads

by Nicholas Kazanas


Parallels between Hindu and Greek philosophies have long been pointed out. This essay casts a fresh look at Plato’s and Upanishadic thought systems, pointing to important similarities but also substantial differences.

Dr. Nicholas Kazanas is a Greek Indologist and a scholar of ancient Greek as well as Sanskrit. Some of his papers can be found on the website of the Omilos Meleton institute.

The paper was published in 2005 by the Adyar Library & Research Centre, Chennai (also Wheaton, Illinois) and is reproduced here with the author’s permission. It is available for download as a pdf file (95 kB) so as to preserve its diacritics.

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