Great teachers who have inspired the world

Great teachers who have inspired the world

     Happy teachers day!! my dear readers.
     Today being the teachers day,let us remember some of the great teachers who have influenced the world

     Aristotle, a great philosopher and scientist tutored Alaxander the great.  His philosophies are universal.  He wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues.  His philosophies co-exist with reasoning.  He proposed Aether the fifth element which is a divine substance that makes up the heavenly bodies.  Some of his quotes that has inspired millions are

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst”

“There is no genius with some some touch of madness.”

“The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.”

“It is during our darkest days we see the light.

     Chanakya was an ancient Indian teacher, philosopher and economist.  His political treatise Arthashastra holds good even today in matters of administration and military.  He said

“Once you start working on something, don’t be afraid of failure and don’t abandon it.  People who work sincerely are the happiest.”

“Education is the best friend.  An educated person is respected everywhere.  Education beats the beauty and youth.”

     Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice-President of India.  His philosophy of Advaita Vedanta has been very influential in the west.  He is considered to be a bridge-builder between India and west.  He believed that teachers should be the best minds of the country.  His famous quotes are

     “Reading a book gives us the habit of solitary reflection and true enjoyment.”
     “When we think we know, we cease to learn.”

     “A life of joy and happiness is possible only on the basis of knowledge and science.”

     Swami Vivekananda, a spiritual leader introduced the philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the western world.  He participated in the parliament of world’s religions at Chicago and is well known for his speech which began “Sisters and brothers of America. As he uttered these words, he received a standing ovation.  His teachings of Vedanta is accepted universally.

     “Each soul is potentially divine.  The goal is to manifest this divinity by controlling nature, external and internal.  Do this either by work, worship or mental discipline on philosophy by one, or more, or all of these and be free.  This is the whole of religion, doctrines or dogmas or rituals or books or temples or forms are but, secondary details.”

     There are many other teachers who have inspired the world.  To name a few are John Locke and Albert Einstein.

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