Phædrus is fascinated too by the description of the motive of "duty toward self " which is an almost exact translation of the Sanskrit word dharma, sometimes described as the "one" of the Hindus. Can the dharma of the Hindus and the "virtue" of the ancient Greeks be identical?
A single thought begins to grow in his mind, extracted from something he read in the dialogue Phædrus. . . . What is good, Phædrus, and what is not good... need we ask anyone to tell us these things?Ch. 30 (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974))
I am Phædrus, that is who I am, and they are going to destroy me for speaking the Truth.Ch. 31 (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974))
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