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Kabir by Ali Argis

Kabir [1440- 1518]

Six hundred years ago Kabir was born in India in 1398 AD. He lived for 120 years and is said to have relinquished his body in 1518. This period is also said to be the beginning of Bhakti Movement in India.

A weaver by profession, Kabir ranks among the world's greatest poets. Back home in India, he is perhaps the most quoted author. The Holy Guru Granth Sahib contains over 500 verses by Kabir. The Sikh community in particular and others who follow the Holy Granth, hold Kabir in the same reverence as the other ten Gurus.

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Mo Tzu by Lao Long

Mo Tzu

People should practice jian'ai ("impartial solicitude"), showing equal concern for the basic physical needs of all people.Jian'ai is ordained by Heaven (Tian).Heaven and other spiritual forces enforce jian'ai by punishing those who disregard it.Heaven invests its authority in the ruler, to whom all owe submission.

Mo Tzu or Mozi ( 490-403 BC) was China's first true philosopher who lived in the Age of Warring States, the Ages of Spring and Autumn. Mozi pioneered the argumentative essay style and constructed the first normative and political theories. He formulated a pragmatic theory of language that gave classical Chinese philosophy…

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Paramahansa Yogananda by Jim Down

Paramahansa Yogananda

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda's passing, his far-reaching contributions to the spiritual upliftment of humanity were given formal recognition by the Government of India. A special commemorative stamp was issued in his honor, together with a tribute that read, in part:

"The ideal of love for God and service to humanity found full expression in the life of Paramahansa Yogananda.... Though the major part of his life was spent outside India, still he takes his place among our great saints. His work continues to grow and shine ever more brightly, drawing people…

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Pindaros by Fotopoulou Sophia

born 518/522 BC, Cynoscephalae, Boeotia, Greece <br /> died after 446, probably c. 438, Argos

In Greek known as Pindaros, in Latin Pindarus the greatest lyric poet of ancient Greece, the master of epinicia, choral odes celebrating victories achieved in the Pythian, Olympic, Isthmian, and Nemean games.

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