Reading ➸ Meditations Author Marcus Aurelius – Tactical-player.co.uk

When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a dorm My roommate was on the football team He would write inspiring things on poster board and hang them in our room often on the ceiling above his bed to motivate himself He favored straightforward sentiments like never give up The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius did not hang motivational posters for inspiration Instead, he kept a jour . Marcus Aurelius must have been a prolific reader He sure was a prolific note taker, for these meditations are surely his study notes after all he was a philosopher from age 12 I don t know of the publishing system at the time but where are the detailed footnotes and references Marcus Aurelius is quite a wise man or at least he read enough wise men He sure nailed it as far as boring a reader is concerned No better way to establish your book s wisdom quotient.I am being needlessly caust Marcus Aurelius must have been a prolific reader He sure was a prolific note taker, for these meditations are surely his study notes after all he was a philosopher from age 12 I don t know of the publishing system at the time but where are the detailed footnotes and references Marcus Aurelius is quite a wise man or at least he read enough wise men He sure nailed it as far as boring a reader THINK ABOUT IT Never before have I given a five star rating to a book of which I had only read 9% However, this book is special in many ways, and if the beginning is any indication of the author s thoughts and reflections, it merits this rating I eagerly await my future readings of this splendid work.Like the Bible, it can be opened to any page, and the passage will resonate with most people at various times in their life Each passage stands by itself and is not dependent upon what had preced THINK ABOUT IT Never before have I given a five star rating to a book of which I had only read 9% However, this book is special in many ways, and if the beginning is any indication of the auth Written In Greek, Without Any Intention Of Publication, By The Only Roman Emperor Who Was Also A Philosopher, The Meditations Of Marcus Aurelius AD 121 180 Offer A Remarkable Series Of Challenging Spiritual Reflections And Exercises Developed As The Emperor Struggled To Understand Himself And Make Sense Of The Universe Ranging From Doubt And Despair To Conviction And Exaltation, They Cover Such Diverse Topics As The Nature Of Moral Virtue, Human Rationality, Divine Providence, And Marcus Own Emotions But While The Meditations Were Composed To Provide Personal Consolation And Encouragement, In Developing His Beliefs Marcus Aurelius Also Created One Of The Greatest Of All Works Of Philosophy A Timeless Collection Of Extended Meditations And Short Aphorisms That Has Been Consulted And Admired By Statesmen, Thinkers And Readers Through The Centuries. Marcus gives us wise advice about using the Internet, particularly social networking sites because most of what we say and do is not essential If you can eliminate it, you ll havetime andtranquillity Ask yourself at every moment, is this necessary He shares his opinions on the worst types of modern professional He does not approve of lobbyists and is rightly worried about their influence on the legislative process We should heed his words so long as the law is safe, so i Marcus gives us wise advice about using the Internet, particularly social networking sites because most of what we say and do is not essential If you can eliminate it, you ll havetime andtranquillity Ask yourself at every moment, is this necessary He shares his opinions on the worst types of modern professional He does not approve of lobbyists and is rightly worried about their influence on the legislative process We should heed his words so long as the law is safe, so is the city and the citizen.He has harsh things to say about public relations executives to say wh Another great influence in my life this was the personal philosophical diary of the last good emperor of the Roman Empire In this work Marcus Aurelius draws a picture Stoicism as a philosophy that I call Buddhism with balls It is a harsh self discipline that trains its practitioners to be champions of a sort Champions of what Mastery of the self The heart of the book is that in order to make oneself free, they must train themselves to become indifferent to externals The externals ar Another great influence in my life this was the personal philosophical diary of the last good emperor of the Roman Empire In this work Marcus Aurelius draws a picture Stoicism as a philosophy that I call Buddhism with balls It is a harsh self discipline that trains its practitioners to be champions of a sort Champions of what Mastery of the self The heart of the book is that in order to make oneself free, they must train themselves to become indifferent to externals The externals are those elements in life of which we have no or little control our ethnicity, sex appeal, intelligence, lifespan, the opinions of others, The inner thoughts of a Roman emperor Profound and for some, inspiring A mournful, yet strong man, philosopher king, which we don t see too often anywhere. Aunque debieras vivir tres mil a os y otras tantas veces diez mil, no obstante recuerda que nadie pierde otra vida que la que vive, ni vive otra que la que pierde En consecuencia, lo m s largo y lo m s corto confluyen en un mismo punto El presente, en efecto, es igual para todos, lo que se pierde es tambi n igual, y lo que se separa es, evidentemente, un simple instante Luego ni el pasado ni el futuro se podr an perder, porque lo que no se tiene, c mo nos lo podr a arrebatar alguien Ten sie Aunque debieras vivir tres mil a os y otras tantas veces diez mil, no obstante recuerda que nadie pierde otra vida que la que vive, ni vive otra que la que pierde En consecuencia, lo m s largo y lo m s corto confluyen en un mismo punto El presente, en efecto, es igual para todos, lo que se pierde es tambi n igual, y lo que se separa es, evidentemente, un simple instante Luego ni el pasado ni el futuro se podr an perder, porque lo que no se tiene, c mo nos lo podr a arreb itao sam Aurelijeve Meditacije u onih praznih pet minuta pred neki izlazak, na bajsu u audio formatu, pa i u toaletu toaletno tivo najbolje tivo Njena fragmentirana kratki pasusi, ponekad du ine svega jedne re enice gradja za to je i idealna Zato je malo i potrajalo, ali ta da se radi Stoi ka filozofija i ovde, kao kod Seneke, nije ni ta novo, ni ta monumentalno, ali ono to izdi e ovu knjigu i ono to je ini posebnom, za razliku od Senekinog dela, jeste to to Aurelije ovo nije e itao sam Aurelijeve Meditacije u onih praznih pet minuta pred neki izlazak, na bajsu u audio formatu, pa i u toaletu toaletno tivo najbolje tivo Njena fragmentirana kratki pasusi, ponekad du ine svega jedne re enice gradja za to je i idealna Zato je malo i potrajalo, ali ta da se radi Stoi ka filozofija i ovde, kao kod Seneke, nije ni ta novo, Meditations


About the Author: Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus often referred to as the wise was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180 He was the last of the Five Good Emperors , and is also considered one of theimportant Stoic philosophers His two decades as emperor were marked by near continual warfare He was faced with a series of invasions from German tribes, and by conflicts with the Par Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus often referred to as the wise was Emperor of the Roman Empire from 161 to his death in 180 He was the last of the Five Good Emperors , and is also considered one of theimportant Stoic philosophers His two decades as emperor were marked by near continual warfare He was faced with a series of invasions from German tribes, and by conflicts with the Parthian Empire in the east His reign also had to deal with an internal revolt in the east, led by Avidius Cassius.Marcus Aurelius work Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a government of service and duty and has been praised for its exquisite accent and its infinite tenderness


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