Monday, February 05, 2007
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is said that Germany's greatest poet studied Sanskrit to understand that master Epic Poem ' The Shakuntala ' by India's Shakespeare, Kalidasa. In Shakuntala, he glimpsed the absoluteness of poetry.
He was a true Yogi. He died like a Yogi, exclaiming " Light, light, more light ".
Like Milton and Dante, Goethe is classified with one central achievement, the Faust, a dramatic poem, which depicted the Titanic Man or the Master scholar, like Augustus Caesar, Prometheus, Mohammed, Goetz von Berlingen. Goethe drew his inspiration from the great representatives of the Nature Philosophy of the Renaissance - Campanella, Paracelsus & Giordano Bruno.