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Start by marking The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The message is simple but powerful; we have a short time on earth, we don't know what is going to happen, and it doesn't matter. External events and sensations are immaterial compared to our private quest for perfection. It gains particular authority being written by the Emperor of the most remarkable empire the world has seen, who at the same time managed to keep in perspective what is truly important.
Alan Jacobs (Alan^^Jacobs) was born in 1929 in London. From an early age, he has been interested in religion and mysticism. He then entered the Gurdjieff Society in 1957 and remained there until the early seventies.
Alan Jacobs was born in 1929 in London. XLibris have published a volume of his own poetry, 'Myrobalan of The Magi', and a history of London from a spiritual perspective, 'Mysterious London'.
The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius. ISBN 9781903816745 (978-1-903816-74-5) Softcover, Mantra Books, 2004. Find signed collectible books: 'The Wisdom of Marcus Aurelius'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.
Posthumously, his notes were divided into twelve chapters-or books -each one of which offers us a plethora of timeless existential insights, maxims and, perhaps most importantly, questions that encourage the reader to reflect directly on his/her own life, as opposed to merely observing the philosopher’s viewpoint from a detached position. For today, I’d like to focus on the first book, which is unlike the eleven that follow.
Marcus Aurelius-and indeed all the Stoics-believed that we were part of an inner-connected organism. That you couldn’t hurt one person without hurting them all.
These include valuing reason above all else, not being absorbed by petty things, limiting passions and desires, sober decision-making followed by firm commitment to the choice made, honesty and never being secretive, cheerfulness in the face of obstacles, and avoiding superstition and the influence of sophistry. Marcus Aurelius-and indeed all the Stoics-believed that we were part of an inner-connected organism.
The Wisdom of the Pagan Philosophers.
In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The Wisdom of the Pagan Philosophers.
The Stoics believed that it was not the attainment of any external goods, be it fame, good looks, power over others, or wealth that were key to a good life, but rather a mastery of the mind. External things, the Stoics noted, can come and go due to factors outside of our control so if we stake our happiness on any of these thing we give up control of our lives.
Автор: Jacobs, Alan Название: Spiritual wisdom of marcus aurelius ISBN: 1903816742 ISBN-13(EAN) .
Описание: The & of Marcus Aurelius& have been described as the best book of practical philosophy ever written. Some translations of the & are literal and arid, but here poet Alan Jacobs uses modern free verse and added metaphors to convey the essential emotional meaning of the text.
Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire
Marcus Aurelius was Roman emperor from 161 to 180 and a Stoic philosopher. He was the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors, and the last emperor of the Pax Romana, an age of relative peace and stability for the Roman Empire. He served as Roman consul in 140, 145, and 161. The son of the praetor Marcus Annius Verus (III) and the wealthy heiress Domitia Lucilla, Marcus was raised by his mother and by his grandfather, Marcus Annius Verus (II), after his father died.