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illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... APOLLONIUS OF TYANA PHILOSOPHER,
TEACHER AND PUBLIC BENEFACTOR HISTORY shows that those men who
utter the highest and most beneficial truths to mortals are the
saviors of their time--for instance, Confucius, Pythagoras, Plato,
Zoroaster, Buddha, Apollonius--and that experience must be the
guide and reason the teacher. Such a man and savior was Apollonius,
of Tyana, in Cappadocia; born February 16, 2 A. D., and died at
Ephesus 99 A. D. A philosopher, teacher, and public benefactor,
with a material body containing more spirit than the most highly
developed of men, he never desired to be worshiped nor taught such
a doctrine; he never claimed pre-eminence over any one;
nevertheless, he was deified after death and was worshiped
centuries thereafter. It was not through any physical qualities he
possessed different from those of other men that he accomplished
what he did, but it was through the spiritual body, and power
within, and with him.-He gave his large patrimony to his poor
relatives, and after years of discipline and in the pursuit of
knowledge went to Antioch and began his great mission by teaching
philosophy to a number of his disciples and to the people. He made
two journeys to India; the first from 36 to 38, A. D.; the second
from 45 to 50, A. D. On the latter journey he was accompanied by
his friend and disciple Damis when he went to farther India, and at
Singapore found Iarchus, chief of the wise men and of the reformed
religion, and through the kind offices of Phraotes, king of Taxila,
(who gave him the following letter of introduction: viz.,
"Phraotes, to Iarchus, his master, and the wise men that are with
him, send greeting: Apollonius being himself a very wise man, but
thinking you to be wiser, is coming to you that he may be
acquainted with your...
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