Matthew Dillon ‘Dialogues with Death: The Last Days of Socrates and the Buddha’
Philosophy East and West 50 (October 2000), 525-558
A comparison of Plato's Phaedo and the Mahaparanibbana Sutta of the Pali Canon juxtaposes the character and teachings of Socrates and the Buddha as revealed by both texts, set just before their deaths. Discussed at length are similarities in technique (dialogue), personality (open-mindedness and compassion), and doctrine (especially regarding the purification of the soul over numerous lifetimes), as well as the subsequent development of Platonism and Buddhism after the deaths of the masters.
Er is geen tweeheid
als je ontspannen bent
is dat duidelijk.