Straussean esoteric readings is a clever way of rehabilitating ancient thinkers to conform to any standard - claiming that the text hides a subtext which agrees with a desirable conclusion - obscurantism.
Any author can be redefined to agree with any ideology and religious dogma if he remained artistic enough to use metaphors and allegories to mask his meanings.
Any text that remained sufficiently obscure becomes a text that can be given a desirable subtext.
There is a way to test a claim and your own understanding of it, involving the common - reality, i.e., nature, world.
Language can lie, the mind can lie through language....but the body, the physical, the tangible cannot - it can only be concealed and wilfully altered - warped, corrupted - leaving clues of a wilful intervention for those who have the investigative eye for details to see them - Sherlock Holmes eyes detecting the subtle.
Say one thing, think a second, and do a third. ...corresponding to language, concealing an underlying relationship between mind & body.
Redirection, pretense, obscurantism.
It is the third, the deed, that of the body, you must watch carefully.
Texts can always be manipulated to have any subtext...but deeds do not lie.
In the discrepancy between text/subtext and act, no pretext can conceal itself for long.
What is nature?
Sum of all past nurturing.
What is nurturing - dynamic, ongoing, presence, interpreted as appearance - this dynamic present/presence is existence.
It is where the will dances to a cosmic tune it participates in performing.