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Stoicism & Western Buddhism

The similarity of Buddhism and Stoicism is not a new observation. But Patrick Ussher in Stoicism & Western Buddhism offers a more nuanced perspective. The similarities apply more to Western Buddhism and modern Stoicism than to the ancient versions of either. 429 more words

A Flummox of Philosophers: #5 The Stoics

Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus: it sounds like the legendary forward line of Best, Law, Charlton from the 1960s Manchester United team, or if you are American …. 645 more words

Philosophy & Psychology

Who is the 'wise man' according to Epictetus?

In this article we present an excerpt from the Stoic Philosopher Epictetus that explains his views on the matter of Wisdom. 215 more words


Hello, goodbye

Ego is the energy of attachment, of clinging-ness, to name, gene pool, job title, wealth, physical appearance, education, family. These are not wrong, just temporary. So ego is also the energy of fear.

Keith Ashford

Epictetus Enlightens

“If you want to be areader, read. If you want to be a writer, write.”   Epictetus

When I read these words of wisdom from Epictetus, a Greek former slave who became a Stoic philosopher, I knew I wanted to share more with you: 275 more words

Just Write!

“If you want to be a writer, write.”   Epictetus

If you want to be a dancer, dance. If you want to be a singer, sing. If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. 315 more words

Epictetus: Don't Give Away Your Mind Too Easily

“If a person gave your body to any stranger he met on his way, you would certainly be angry. And do you feel no shame in handing over your own mind to be confused and mystified by anyone who happens to verbally attack you?” – Epictetus