Deepest philosopher most people (even in the area) have never heard of?

Stipulation: When it comes to originality and depth of thought, must be on the same level as greats such as Plato, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger,... Examples of such unknown deep philosophers: NjegoĆĄ, Nezahualcoyotl, Kabir, Domentijan,...


Julius Evola


Bernard Lonergan -- and no other answer comes close.


J Krishnamurti


Am not judging that all of the individuals listed below are on the same level as Plato, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, however, imho there are at least a few :-) Peter Deunov ("Prophet for Our Times," ed. by David Lorimer) and a major student, Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, "The Beautiful Story of a Master," Louise-Marie Frenette); Apollonius of Tyana ("Life of Apollonius of Tyana," Philostratus); Kabir is well-known, so at that level of public regard...Rumi ("The Essential Rumi"), Peter Sloterdijk ("You Must Change Your Life"), Edith Stein ("Life in a Jewish Family"), Padmasambhava ("Dakini Teachings"), Gurdjieff ("Gurdjieff's Early Talks"), A. H. Almaas ("Runaway Realization"), Manjushri ("The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech," Kunzang Pelden), Mark Prophet ("The Science of the Spoken Word"), Peter Plichta ("God's Secret Formula"), Berydaev ("The Destiny of Man"), Vladimir Solovyov ("Lectures on Divine Humanity"), Sri Aurobindo ("The Life Divine"), Rosenzweig ("The Star of Redemption"), Tanabe ("Philosophy as Metanoetics"); Sri Yukteswar ("The Holy Science"), Edgar Cayce ("The Lost Memoirs of Edgar Cayce"), and the thinkers noted in J. G. Bennett's "Long Pilgrimage" and Olga Kharitidi's "The Master of Lucid Dreams"; Sri Lahiri Mahasaya (Sri Yukteswar's Guru; "Yogiraj Shri Shri Lahiri Mahasaya," Bhattacharya and Castellano-Hoyt); Kukai ("Kukai: Major Works," Yoshito S. Hakeda).