Philosophers and Spiritual Teachers: Part One
Confucius (551 – 479 BC)
A Chinese teacher, politician, and philosopher who founded a school of thought that became known as Confucianism.
Buddha (about 400 – 500 BC)
A major spiritual figure that is seen by historians as a “superhuman.” Born into a royal family, he left to become a hermit and teacher. His teachings became the foundation for Buddhism.
Plato (about 300 – 400 BC)
A student of Socrates he became a great teacher of philosophy, logic, ethics, and mathematics. His student was Aristotle.
Socrates (about 400 BC)
He is often credited as the founder of Western philosophy. His contributions are noted in the areas of ethics and the Socratic method of learning.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1939-1987)
He was a preeminent teacher of Tibetan Buddhism brought these teachings to the West. While sometimes a controversial figure, he came from a long lineage of highly respected Buddhist meditation masters.
Babaji (Here Now)
A great and enduring (2,000+ years) teacher of teachers like Yogananda’s Masters. Last known to appear in a semi-public way: 1970-1984. “Wisdom, too, is already within you. Let it shine forth.”