Plato's One, Spirit, Soul
The One is supreme, Spirit comes next, and Soul last.
These three are not equal.
is "essentially inexpressible".
It is sometimes called God, sometimes called the Good,
it transcends Being.
Spirit - offspring/reflection of the One.
It includes mind & the intellect.
Soul - offspring of the Divine Intellect.
It is double: there is an inner soul, intent on Spirit,
("nous") and another, which faces the external.
Plato's Idea of "God": Plato via Plotinus via Porphyry via Russel
who wrote - "Plotinus is both an end and a beginning - an end
as regards the Greeks, a beginning as regards Christendom."
Constantine and his followers' idea of god was monotheistic,
Plato and his followers' idea of god was nondual.[*]
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