THE SAINT: has successfully carried out ascetic disciplines and purificatory regimes for devotional purposes.
THE PROPHET: has listened for God's voice, heard and communicated God's message of prediction, warning, or counsel.
THE MYSTIC: has intimately experienced God's presence while inwardly rapt in contemplation or has seen a vision of God's cosmogony while concentrated in meditation.
THE SAGE: has attained the same results as all these three, has added a knowledge of infinite and eternal reality thereto, and has brought the whole into balanced union.
THE PHILOSOPHER: is a sage who has also engaged in the spiritual education of others.
-- Perspectives > Chapter 25: World-Mind in Individual Mind > # 41