Connecting Greek Philosophy and Mahayana Buddhism

This well–illustrated book book reveals how the Greek and Indian cultures are historically interlinked. Oscar Ichazo's treatment of these two traditions delves into the roots of their key concepts. Ichazo compares the Greek theory of the 'Mind of Emptiness,' and 'Mind of Pure Thought,' with Nagarjuna's teachings on "the silence of the Mind contemplating itself."

  • Ichazo points out numerous examples of the encounters between Greek and Indian cultures.

  • Ichazo reveals how the 'Mind of suspended judgment,' found in the root doctrines of Greek Platonism is similar to Nagarjuna's teachings on Emptiness.

  • Drawing historical parallels, Ichazo explains the key concepts of Mahayana Buddhism and Greek Platonism revealing the same Universal Truth found in all traditions.

"We have to remember the very ancient theory that human beings are just one family, and that the essential Divine Qualities of Innate Goodness and Love belong equally to all human beings."
– Oscar Ichazo

About the Author

Oscar Ichazo is the originator of Integral Philosophy, which includes the Enneagram Theory of the Ego–Fixations. His groundbreaking work underscores the need to recognize human behavior from its lower levels to its higher understanding in order to meet the challenges of the current global situation and climate crisis. From this higher perspective, and with a unified effort based on an objective ethical understanding, we can face our planet's existential challenges with Unity and focus.