Plato looked at the peak of the Spiritual question from the West and Vyasa made the observation from the East; so Confucius did it from further East, and Schlegel, Spinoza, Kant and Goethe from further West.
These observations were made at different times and by different means, but the conclusion is all the same in as much as the object of observation was one and the same.
They all hunted after the Great Spirit, the unconditioned Soul of the Universe…. It requires a candid, generous, pious and holy heart to feel the beauties of their conclusions.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura