Philosophy Blog

Written by Pinar Karaman Kaan

There is no written recorded information about Yunus Emre’s life and only his poems survive but it is generally agreed that he lived between 1240 and 1320. He was born in Sarikoy, a village by the Sakarya River, Anatolia, now modern-day Turkey. He lost his father at an early age, leaving Yunus and his mother to make their living by farming.

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Ubuntu is an African name for a universal concept. The term contains a timeless wisdom. The Zulu description is - umuntu ngamuntu ngabantu which translates variously as:
“A person is a person through persons.”
“Persons depend upon persons to be persons”
“I am because you are, you are because we are.”
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