Sunday 6 July 2014


2014-27    What I learnt from the "Enchiridion" [Manual] of Epictetus 
                on the Art of Living

Epictetus [55 AD - 135 AD]
[Epictetus was an ancient Greek philosopher who lived between 55 AD and 135 AD and taught the philosophy of Stoicism

Stoicism is the school of philosophy that teaches one to detach oneself from one's emotions so that truth may be derived from one's reason. 

The major compilation of Epictetus' teaching is the four-volume Discourses and Enchiridionwritten down by his pupil, Arrian. 

The Enchiridion serves as a manual or handbook for the everyday practice of the Stoic philosophy as exemplified by Epictetus. ]

1. "Make the best use of what is in your power; and take the rest as it happens."

2. "Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants."

3.  The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

4.  Men are disturbed not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.

5.  Never say of anything, "I lost it,"  but say, "I gave it back."

Here is the full book "Enchiridion" in pdf [Click on the Picture]

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