Advice given by H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi:
"Every word that Socrates has said is absolute truth."
(Talk, Caxton Hall, London, 24/5/79)
"Socrates came here [Greece] in such a condition when people were really, absolutely ignorant, in the complete darkness of ignorance, they could not understand Him, they could not understand Socrates at all and so like any other Primordial Master was treated by the people who were surrounding Him, He was also very much ill-treated and nobody listened to Him. But of course, as you know, He was Primordial Master and His wisdom is well-known, and He created out of Him disciples, but none of them could go anywhere near His wisdom, and they started their own theories, own styles, and that’s how we find the accent from philosophy that was Socrates’ aim, gradually came into political and then into economic side. So the attention was moved from philosophy to economics today, not towards the philosophy which was established by Socrates.
We can say Socrates was the one Primordial Master, after Abraham and Moses, who really made it very clear-cut understanding about spirituality. ...
Socrates talked in a very open way, in an open discussion, in open understanding. That shows only that the people could understand what He was saying. But still He was also killed; Socrates also was given poison and He was also killed. So that shows that, at that time also, the people in charge, or at the helm of affairs, didn’t know what was reality. ...
He is the master of logic, you can call Him; the whole logic system comes from Him, He’s a master of logic. But despite that, it did not appeal to the logic of the people who were at the helm of affairs. So they have no logic in their heads, you see, they are just rationalist. Rationality is blindness but there’s no logic. So because there is no logic they killed Him.
At Socrates’ time, I think, He was the only wise man going around. There was nobody else, seems to Me, had any wisdom. Even His disciples, you see, like Plato - he went off his head, then Aristotle went off his head. Both of them, really, tried to have their own arbitrary additions which were all absolutely. But He talked absolutely, Socrates talked absolutely about gods and everything, and talked so openly.
(Puja in Greece, 25/5/89)