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Single Idea 7996

[catalogued under 8. Modes of Existence / D. Universals / 6. Platonic Forms / a. Platonic Forms]

Full Idea

I am the beauty of all things beautiful; ...I am the goodness of those who are good, says Krishna.

Gist of Idea

I am all the beauty and goodness of things, says Krishna


Anon (Bhag) (The Bhagavad Gita [c.500 BCE], 10.36)

Book Reference

'The Bhagavad Gita', ed/tr. Mascaro,Juan [Penguin 1962], p.87

A Reaction

Another attempt to annexe everything which is admirable to the nature of God. This sounds strikingly Platonic (c.f. Idea 7992, which seems Aristotelian). One scholar dates the text to 150 BCE. I think there is influence, one way or the other.

Related Idea

Idea 7992 The visible forms of nature are earth, water, fire, air, ether; mind, reason, and the sense of 'I' [Anon (Bhag)]