Tag: stoicism

11
Jun
2024

Judge Well To Be Tranquil (Jan 15)

_ Further Reflections 84: True peace of mindarises from refugein the Right Dharma,in thought, word and deed. 85: The more…

11
Jun
2024

Be Your Puppeteer (Jan 14)

__ Further Reflections 77: Your Buddha-nature isyour inner citadel and refuge.Align with it. Never let it downand it will never…

11
Jun
2024

Control The Now Controllable (Jan 13)

__ Further Reflections 72: Take care of thatwithin your circle of control(i.e. your mind)and that circle may grow. 73: Will…

27
May
2024

Surrender All Else (Jan 12)

__ (Stoicism’s universal principles speakof ‘God and fortune’ in a general sense,that can be simply be thought of as ‘Karma’.)…

27
May
2024

Shift Your Caution (Jan 11)

__ Further Reflections 61: To avoid needless suffering,never focus on what you cannot control. 62: Those who have much suffering,cling…

27
May
2024

Reasoned Choice (Jan 10)

__ Further Reflections 56: Have good reasoning (i.e. wisdom)to make good choices,for the good of one and all. 57: External…

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)