One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.
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I am the stone that the builder refused
Because even though I have more Epicurean tendencies as opposed to stoic, this book is full of wisdom that could inspire the reader to cultivate his or her character.
The idea of being more thoughtful than passionate when dealing with others.
While the average listener will not have the same context the great author Marcus Aurelias did when writing about roman Gods the listener will still get a feel for how the great leader processed his world and made decisions.
Overall a good listen with a good reader.
I listen to this book as an inspirational meditation tool. The teachings are just so fundamental and true, however I tend to get lost in the chaos of the day. I like to drill all this ideas daily and enjoy it so much.
The deconstruction of the human nature, done by Marcus Aurelius is second to none. Remember that all you have is the now / stay away from pride and honor / do not fear death as it's only a natural part of life / do good!
Priceless wisdom, easily digested. Should be mandatory reading in high-schools and higher education in general. A good habit for all of us to get into, since these were notes and letters Marcus wrote to himself as a guiding light.
In this audio format, you can carry these precious writings wherever you go. Maybe 2000 years old yet vibrant with truth. The narrator is also great, and a necessary ingredient for s great time. Thanks!
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