Kierkegaard wrote a meditation in several parts of the sacrifice (facer sacer - to make holy) by the aged patriarch Abraham of his son Isaac; this is the content of his text Fear and Trembling.
Unblessed, surely, are the worlds to which a man goes by giving cows which have drunk water, eaten hay, given their milk, and are barren.
annoys his father enough that his father angrily swears an oath to send him to Yama (death):
"Dear father, to whom wilt thou give me?". He said it a second and a third time. Then the father replied: "I shall give thee unto Death."
Kierkegaard focuses on the sacrifice itself; and the nature of the 'temptation' that Abraham is tempted with: both disobedience and fidelity.
How is the sacrifice of Nakiketas, a sacrifice that he brings upon himself, seen in the context of Indian Philosophy?