A drabble of 100 words on ‘Analogy’:

This small piece of beautiful analogy is based on scholarly interpretations of Katha-Upanishad, a theme treated a little differently by Plato in his Phaedrus:

Know Yourself as the master of the chariot, the chariot itself as the Body.

The charioteer is the Intellect that answers to its master and holds the Mind as the reins.

The horses are your Senses, and the road along which the horses are driven are the Objects of the Senses.

The chariot goes astray and the charioteer can do little about it if the horses run wild and cannot be disciplined.

The Mind and the Senses usually work together.

The biggest challenges are to connect up the Senses and the Mind with the Intellect and the Intellect with Yourself.


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4 Responses to Analogy

  1. Ryan says:

    Very interesting and instructive, and a unique approach!


  2. S R Kannan says:

    A drabble? It is profound


  3. Aheïla says:

    That is a very strong analogy. It’s beautifully written and rich, opening ways to more meaning that is hinted at but remains unsaid.


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