Tag: stoicism

20
May
2024

What You Control (Jan 9)

__ Further Reflections 48: Control what you can control well.Ignore what you cannot control at all. 49: Learn to choose…

20
May
2024

Courage To Give Up (Jan 8)

__ Further Reflections 37: Spiritual cultivation isthe relinquishing of bad habitsand the perpetuating of pure habits. 38: Have courage to…

20
May
2024

Choose Well (Jan 7)

__ Further Reflections 34: Choose the three antidotesof generosity, compassion and wisdom.Refuse the three poisonsof greed, hatred and delusion. 35:…

13
May
2024

Know What You Don’t Know (Jan 6)

__ Further Reflections 31: No need to seek the praiseof those who do not understand.No need to avoid the blameof…

25
Mar
2024

False Views Confuse (Jan 5)

__ Further Reflections 26: See more clearlyto be less deluded. 27: Ensure everything doneand not doneleads to the ultimate goal….

25
Mar
2024

Clarity, Action And Gratitude (Jan 4)

_ Further Reflections 24: See clearly,and act nobly,always thankfully. 25: If you do not focus on the useful,you might be…

27
Feb
2024

Be Ruthless To What Do Not Matter (Jan 3)

_ Further Reflections 13: This life is but time‘borrowed’ from death. 14: If you treasure your life,waste not even a…

27
Feb
2024

Education Is Freedom (Jan 2)

_ Further Reflections 7: Dharma learning and practiceleads to spiritual freedom. 8: If you do not find timeto learn and…

27
Feb
2024

Control And Choice (Jan 1)

_ Further Reflections 1: See clearly what you can control,and control it well.See clearly what you cannot control,and let it…

19
Jan
2023

Simply This

15
Nov
2022

Mean And Do Well Truthfully

_ Mean And Do Well Truthfully Always be purposefuland trueto one and all. (Pic: ‘Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus…

15
Nov
2022

Protection And Propagation

_ Protection And Propagation Always protectand let shineyour Buddha-nature. (Pic: ‘Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy Of Marcus Aurelius’ by Donald J….

11
Sep
2022

What Exile?

_ What Exile? For Stoics,there are no true exiles;just welcomed breaks for retreats,for reflection and improvement.

04
Aug
2020

Foolishness Is Close To Craziness

  As mad men often thinkthat black is white,so foolishness isnext of kin to madness. — Musonius Rufus(On Furnishings)

04
Aug
2020

If Banished Justly Or Unjustly

  Either you were banished justly or unjustly.If justly, how can it be right or fittingto feel aggrieved at just…

04
Aug
2020

Disgrace Is From Doing Evil, Not Enduring It

  The wise and sensible…do not think that disgracelies in enduring them[i.e. malignant glances, laughs,strikes or reviles],but rather in doing…

04
Aug
2020

With Contentment Is Enough

  We do not feelthe lack of many thingsunless we wishto live luxuriously. — Musonius Rufus(Exile Is Not An Evil)

04
Aug
2020

True Philosophy Is Practical

  Philosophy is nothing elsethan to search out by reasonwhat is right and properand by deedsto put it into practice….

04
Aug
2020

Endure Hardship For Happiness

  Shall we not be readyto endure hardshipfor the sake ofcomplete happiness? — Musonius Rufus(That One Should Disdain Hardships)

03
Aug
2020

Self-Respectablity Comes Before Others’ Respect

  You will earnthe respect of all menif you beginby earningthe respect of yourself. — Musonius Rufus(Fragments: 30)