Human teachers existing within historical memory are the easier of the Teacher types to understand. In the system of the Eleven Figurative Forms there are monastics, lay and siddha figures of both genders that can be referred to as teachers. Teachers can also refer to iconic and mythical figures such as buddhas, arhats, deities, dakinis and others. Important topics are: terms, textual sources, differences in various textual sources, historical teachers and categories, current teachers and categories.
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