Plato and Gospel: Which One Brings Correct Truth

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Human souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that they have figured out how to live so that their lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for them having passed through it. In philosophical sense, the search for Truth with capital T and knowledge marks the journey of a person to enlightenment. Undoubtedly in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus’s illustrations and parables points repeatedly to different audiences and in different contexts conveying the same message in different connections. Through the parable of lamp, it can be inferred that a person should strive to gains knowledge and once enlightened, the knowledge should be shared with other people in order to give their life a purpose. In similar manner, Plato’s allegory of the Cave sheds a light upon the paradigm of a person who accepts the world as it is to a person who seeks to find the absolute truth. This work by Plato also emphasizes that a person after gaining knowledge must come back down to the cave to inform others. The teachings in Gospel are frequently presented in forms of parables, a story illustrating moral or spiritual lesson. The main purpose in using parables was to make the teaching easier to grasp. They were intended to make Jesus’ teachings clear to those like his apostles who had a sincere interest in understanding his teachings while obscuring his teachings from those who were his enemies and who had no sincere interest in understanding his teaching. The parable of the
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