Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Thoreau and Indian Philosophy

Henry David Thoreau was a transcendentalist. About the Geetha he said, " In the early hours of the morning, I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosomogonal philosophy of the Geetha, before which the modern world appears puny and trivial". His magnum opus, the Walden, is modelled after the 18 chapters of the Geetha and the 18 parvas of the Mahabharatha.

It was a book written by Thoreau, " Civil Disobedient Movement' which inspired Gandhi. It is said that Gandhi brought back from America what was fundamentally the philosophy of India, after it was envisioned in the mind of Thoreau.

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