Which Eastern sages were the contemporaries of Thales? What are these people famous for?

Thales’s contemporaries: the prophet Zarathushtra in Persia and the natural philosopher Lao Tzu in China. Based on the ancient myths of Iran, Zarathushtra created a religion of fire worshipers, in which Ahuramazda was considered the supreme god-creator, and Ari-man was considered the god-destroyer. At the same time, Lao-tzu outlined in the book “Tao Te Ching” a system of the world that does not include humanlike gods, but is based on natural elements: the universal law of development (Tao) and the force driving this development (Te).

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