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The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius By Marcus Aurelius Mark Forstater,

  • Title: The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius
  • Author: Marcus Aurelius Mark Forstater
  • ISBN: 9780060955106
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written as a personal diary for spiritual development, Marcus Aurelius s meditations were not meant for publication nor posterity, yet the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher has provided inspiration and guidance for than eighteen centuries Now, after nearly two thousand years, Mark Forster has adapted the ideas and principles relevant to the Roman world of the seWritten as a personal diary for spiritual development, Marcus Aurelius s meditations were not meant for publication nor posterity, yet the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher has provided inspiration and guidance for than eighteen centuries Now, after nearly two thousand years, Mark Forster has adapted the ideas and principles relevant to the Roman world of the second century and has made them accessible to the twenty first century reader.
    The Spiritual Teachings of Marcus Aurelius Written as a personal diary for spiritual development Marcus Aurelius s meditations were not meant for publication nor posterity yet the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher has provided inspiration

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    1. I m trying to read as many incarnations of Meditations as possible, so as to internalize them When did I get so interested in philosophy If it s not right, don t do it if it s not true, don t say it p 144 For the power of mind is as universal and pervasive to the person willing to draw it in, as is the power of air to the person able to breathe p 172 Remember that to change your mind and to follow someone who corrects your error is not to be less free For this change is your own, an action taken [...]

    2. Una edici n de textos seleccionados por Forstater con un cuidado exquisito para hacer especialmente pertinente y penetrante el mensaje estoico del emperador.Un libro de cabecera para vivir y morir.Existe una magn fica y cuidada edici n espa ola de RBA, aunque hasta donde s es dificil sima de conseguir.

    3. This book consists of two parts First, there is a section that lines out how the book came to be, how it is structured, the life of Marcus Aurelius and the basic tenets of the Stoic philosophy Second, there is a selection of about half the meditations Marcus Aurelius wrote, which have been re categorized and are in updated language Section One seemed somewhat overlong and in need of tighter organization, but fulfilled its role with a light touch that is beneficial to newcomers The actual meditat [...]

    4. Gedaan op FB.A very interesting read which provides a lot of food for thought.Marcus Aurelius spiritual teachings is the type of book you want to keep lying around and read a page or two at a time His stoic type of philosophy is very clean and concise, his ideas are easy to understand and give us new insights They are usable in daily life, at home as well as at work.

    5. I am not loving this Roman emperor.His writings were referred to in the last two novels I read, East of Eden and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society One character in Potato Peel book, referring to this book of thoughts, says Marcus Aurelius was an old woman forever taking his mind s temperature forever wondering about what he had done, or what he had not done Was he right or was he wrong Was the rest of the world in error Could it be him instead No, it was everybody else who was wr [...]

    6. A lot of philosophy that I have been reading seems to have been written by people who really, really, really like math I really like math, but not enough to want to have to revisit high school algebra and geometry to understand what they are trying to say Marcus Aurelius doesn t say anything about math, and that alone makes this a good book Very well edited, easy to read, certainly the type of book to keep handy and flip through a few pages at a time Obviously the book is enjoyable if you alrea [...]

    7. maybe i like the author s foreword than the Emperor s wise words but it s quite remarkable that his majesty had time to ponder and wrote all these in between fighting wars against the barbarians at the borders To think that modern day leaders of free nations like Dubya can send troops abroad, had time for holidays, and can t be bothered to even contemplate his own decisions The book provides quick relief to those who sometimes feel lost in the fast pace of life in the 21st century.

    8. This book gives an overview of stoicism and then catalogues short to medium length quotes from the roman emperor s personal journals So you re basically getting life advice from the philosopher king, but it s in the form of him trying to psyche himself up, which is kind of adorable The translation and the book s format are not the most amazing, but it s great material and a good book to have for quick reference.

    9. I had high expectations for this classic book and did get a few useful quotes from it, e.g If it s not right, don t do it If it s not true, don t say it Keep your impulses in reserve , but was generally underwhelmed.

    10. The assorted notes and reflections of the great Stoic emperor, Marcus Aurelius, with an introduction and notes on Marcus brand of Stoicism An interesting selection, which could be much improved by reference to the original Greek text.

    11. A collection of musings in the stoic tradition Some wise others mysterious, but not a cogent philosophy or even organized in anyway Some good quotes, but if your looking for sustained dialogue, this isn t it.

    12. Men like Marcus Aurelius come along once in a lifetime Our leaders today would do well to look to him for inspiration.

    13. Enjoyed reading these quotes This is one of those books that is nice to have on your bookshelf to refer to and flick through from time to time.

    14. I enjoyed the Marcus parts of the book than the Mark parts, but Mark s short history of Stoicism has prompted me to seek out other books about Stoic Philosophy.

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