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 exWritten 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.
The Internet Classics Archive The Meditations by Marcus The Meditations By Marcus Aurelius Written A.C.E Translated by George Long The Meditations has been divided into the following sections Meditations by Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius Free Ebook Jun , Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Descartes, Rene Meditations on First Philosophy Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descartes Translated by John Veitch INTRODUCTION PREFACE TO THE READER SYNOPSIS OF THE SIX FOLLOWING MEDITATIONS MEDITATION I MEDITATION II MEDITATION III MEDITATION IIII MEDITATION V MEDITATION VI Click here to download a text file of this work. The Internet Classics Archive The Meditations by Marcus The Meditations By Marcus Aurelius Written A.C.E Translated by George Long Table of Contents Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. Guided Meditations UCLA Mindful Awareness Research For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, download the UCLA Mindful App iTunes Google Play , stream, or download the guided meditations below.Recorded by UCLA MARC s Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston. Audio Meditations for Health Kaiser Permanente These meditations guide you through counting breaths, reciting a mantra, and doing a body scan to help you deal with panic attacks and anxiety A meditation to boost your self confidence This meditation is designed to help boost your self confidence, teaching you affirmations to increase resilience, creativity, and performance. Descartes Meditations Learning Unlimited We would like to show you a description here but the site won t allow us. Meditation Wellbriety Movement The meditations are copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders The Four Seasons Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited Click here to receive the daily meditation everyday by email SUBSCRIBE Just for Today Meditations Hello and welcome to Just for Today Meditations Please find below today s date listed in EST, and then please find the date on the calendar below and click on it to see today s readings and quotes January Recovery Quotes Readings Click on the corresponding date to see the Recovery Quotes Meditation Mindful In mindfulness meditation, we re learning how to pay attention to the breath as it goes in and out, and notice when the mind wanders from this task When we pay attention to our breath, we are learning how to return to, and remain in, the present moment to anchor ourselves in the here and now on purpose, without judgement.
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In many important ways, the reflections of Marcus Aurelius 121 180 crystallize the philosophical wisdom of the Greco Roman world This little book was written as a diary to himself while emperor fighting a war out on the boarder of the Roman Empire and today this book is known to us as The Meditations.The Roman philosophers are not as well known or as highly regarded as Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, or Zeno the Stoic and for a simple reason the Roman thinkers were not pri [...]
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 journal in which he collected his thoughts about how to live well MEDITATIONS is that book Most people have heard that Aur [...]
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 caustic of cours [...]
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 preceded [...]
Marcus gives us wise advice about using the Internet, particularly social networking sites e most of what we say and do is not essential If you can eliminate it, you ll have time and tranquillity 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 long as the law is safe, so is the city and the citizen.He [...]
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 eleme [...]
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 siempre [...]
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 eleo da objavi Su t [...]
By today s standards, a bog standard blog.The only reason that this was preserved in the first place is that the author happened to be a Roman emperor That, and that ancient Rome didn t have LiveJournal The only reason that Meditations is still being published today is that once a book gets labeled classic, hardly anyone who reads it has the grapes to admit that it just wasn t that good Welle emperor has no clothes.
Like the Tao Te Ching, this is a collection of short, powerful statements If only Aurelius had as much humor as Lao Tzu, or as generous a view of life Still, some of Aurelius s reflections have a cold, wintery beauty about them Best read as poetry rather than any philosophy to take to heart Only readable in small bites, which makes it perfect for the subway.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or untroubled retreat than in his own soul This little book is the most personal work existent on the surface of the Earth, floating across all continents and countries, in all language, from time to time Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor and unmistakably, a Stoic philosopher, through his reflective aphorisms and repetitive admonitions, captivates us to inquire about our living, review our doings, and eliminate our misconceptions This was not targeted for any aud [...]
The soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts After reading this book I realized that there was a wealth of wisdom from some of the greatest minds in history all I had to do was take the time to meet them through books.
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This basically consists of Marcus Aurelius repeating, Get it together, Marcus to himself over and over again over the course of 12 chapters SPOILER ALERT The time during which you are alive is very very brief compared to the time during which you did not exist and will not exist People who wrong you only do so from ignorance, and if you can correct them without being a jerk about it, you should do so You are a little soul dragging around a corpse Whether or not things injure you lies in your opi [...]
The edition I read from was translated by Meric Casaubon X These two rules, thou must have always in a readiness First, do nothing at all, but what reason proceeding from that regal and supreme part, shall for the good and benefit of men, suggest unto thee And secondly, if any man that is present shall be able to rectify thee or to turn thee from some erroneous persuasion, that thou be always ready to change thy mind, and this change to proceed, not from any respect of any pleasure or credit the [...]
Greatest Book I ve ever read What a book is this, I ll kept it with me until my death Everyone should read it once in a life to know Philosophy Of Life The best provision for a happy life is to dissecteverything, view its own nature, and divide it intomatter and form To practise honesty in good earnest,and speak truth from the very ul of you Whatremains but to live easy and cheerful, and crowdone good action so close to another that there maynot be the least empty space between them.The great bu [...]
I give a four to Marcus Aurelius since he seemed like a pretty fascinating dude but I don t totally agree with him on everything and a five to translator Gregory Hays for his readable, immediate translation as well as his thoughtful and unpretentious introduction You can tell he really likes Aurelius, thinks of him as a buddy almost, but is willing to admit that he doesn t completely have his shit together There s a warmth to his writing as well as a critical eye It s easy to assume that ancient [...]
Say to yourself in the early morning I shall meet today inquisitive, ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men All these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill my favorite quotation Stoic philosopher, and a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 try to imagine this man was a roman emperor as Nero, caligula and dioclite BUT why was he different he has a very good introduction about his education, The universe is change our life is what our thoughts make it.What [...]
I view this work as a valuable resource, after all, it s not often one knows the private thoughts of an individual, let alone one of the successful Roman Emperors Only occasionally does it feel like the work of a Roman Emperor Never do we get the feeling that it s written mid battle and amid the varied intrigue attending empire maintenance Most often it s a welcome blend of philosophical pondering and practical advice.My favorite Books were One, Eight, and Eleven It s appropriate, and perhaps c [...]
The timeless manual of Stoicism, a philosophy that some will find incredibly useful to help them face life s challenges, while others will find it a little too self centered and heavy handed with fate and predestination Well, to each his own, as they say Written 1,850 or so years ago, Marcus Aurelius s Meditations are by no means a waste of reading time and are still very relevant today Provided, that is, that philosophy is your cup of tea OLIVIER DELAYEAuthor of the SEBASTEN OF ATLANTIS series
My review will be postponed until I go through this book once again, no wonder Marcus Aurelius was one of the greatest roman emperors ever, this book is endless wisdom, and a sea of vertues, you do your best to memorize, you even take notes but you end up willing to read it once
Marcus Aurelius 121 180 AD wrote this material in his own personal journal for his own edification It was found and published after his death Marcus was a practitioner of Stoicism and these writings are a significant source of our modern understanding of ancient Stoic philosophy It is considered by many commentators to be one of the greatest works of philosophy.The following is an excerpt of the one place where Marcus Aurelius mentions Christians What a great soul is that which is ready, at any [...]
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This book Has been on my to read list for a long time I am glad I have read it The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote the gist of his thoughts and wisdome in several books which later were put in one book and preserved for posterity.It is highly obvious how Marcus was influenced by Stoicism and it is core principles The logos the reason is the super power that produced the world with all its animate and inanimate entities It permeates everything and run the universe in orderly manner All man s [...]
Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from AD 161 to 180 His Meditations are a series of notes to self, reflecting his interest and training in philosophy Reportedly not intended for publication Meditations nonetheless provides a wonderful insight into the mind of a powerful ruler and times long gone.This was a slow read for me I had to read and re read many of the passages to fully grasp its intent The effort was well worth it as this is a great little book What struck me most was how contemporary [...]
Once in a while I come across a book that makes me aware of a particular fault I have Whenever I feel someone who is different from me is trying to tell me how to live, I just tend to brush his her opinions under the rug unless they present a strong, intriguing argument I got this sense of deja vu as soon as I started this book I was not impressed with the beginning of this book While he was mentioning his thanks to his teachers for the virtues they had imbued in him, I felt like he was giving a [...]
Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally The CCLaP 100 In which I read for the first time a hundred so called literary classics, then write reports on whether or not they deserve the labelEssay 67 Meditations 160 180 AD , by Marcus AureliusThe story in a nutshell Written essentially as a private journal from around 160 to 180 AD, by one of the better leade [...]