Stoicism: Bible of 3 Books in 1

Beginner's Guide + Tips and Tricks + Simple and Effective Strategies for Mastering the Stoic Way of Life
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Have you been looking for a new way to think? Are you looking to bring more happiness to your life? Do you need a new way of handling life? If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, then you need to get this audiobook.  

This audiobook is here to teach you about the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism. This philosophy was founded in Athens, Greece, by Zeno of Citium. It taught its students that virtue, which is the highest good, has roots in knowledge. The wise will live in peace with divine reason, which governs nature. They also teach that they should be uninterested in the change of fortune and in pleasure and pain.  

In this audiobook, you will learn:  

  • The origins of Stoicism  
  • Stoic mindfulness  
  • How to handle revenge  
  • The importance of emotions  
  • And much more  

This belief system has been around longer than most, and it has proven itself to be helpful in living a happy life. While most people are more familiar with philosophies life Taoism, Stoicism is seeing a resurgence. 

Once you listen to this audiobook, you will be ready to start your life anew. You will be amazed at how easy it is to adopt this philosophy into your life and how amazing you will feel once you do. Don’t wait any longer. Get this bundle audiobook today and start changing your life for the better.  

©2018 Daniel Pratt (P)2018 K.M. Kassi

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A Way of Life

You will be able to find a lot more happiness when you have turned your emotions around, and you hold the right mindset, and this helps you to enjoy a pleasant and calm disposition to all the things that come into your life, no matter how bad the situation may be. However, this does not mean that when you meet a Stoic, they are going to be egotistical all of the time. Yes, they want to increase their own happiness in life, and they want to be able to learn to control their own inner lives, but they also want to make sure that everyone else they meet will be able to do that as well. And one of the best ways that a Stoic can accomplish this is by helping out those in their lives as well. The good news is that you will be able to find a lot of o times in your life where you can add in some more virtue. For example, if there is some adversity that is going on around you, you can learn how to not be egged into the situation. You can learn how to be generous to others, giving up your time to help them out when you can.

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Depth and breadth

Great and Powerful course that talks about Philosophy and the power its have to change your life. The instructor has breakdown the stoicism philosophy in simple and easy manner, it was delivered in a concise and clear manner. Each lessons was aha moment for me, for so long philosophy has its mysteries but this course have enlighten me to live my life to become a philosopher and practice stoicism. Thank you so much :D

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Brilliant job

The best single book ever written about Stoicism. That is what I've concluded after spending much time with it and comparing it to all others I know. The writing and execution of this are at a higher level than the rest. It organizes the philosophy into The origins of Stoicism, Stoic mindfulness, How to handle revenge, The importance of emotions and much more. starting with the most basic. The chapters show what the Stoics said on each of the topics and how their ideas are discussed by other philosophers later. I know no other book that gets so much of what the Stoics thought into one place or makes it so clear. The author's discussions are also intelligent and beautifully written. The way this book explains Stoicism is the way I think about it now. When I've wanted to give somebody a book about Stoic philosophy, I usually have gone with something by Epictetus. Now I will give them this. Anyone interested in Stoicism will want to have it. Few books about anything contain so much wisdom or are as interesting from start to end.

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Thank You Daniel! Thank You!

Great course content. I was interested how much of the material was very similar to teachings in Zen, Buddhism & Taoism.

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Virtuous Living through Principles

If you would like to become more stoic, you need to learn how to get some more of this mindfulness into your life. This does not need to be something special, and you will not even need to go out and get some new stuff to place in your home to make this happen, but you will need to make this a part of your routine and do some practice to get some of the results that you are looking for with mindfulness. To start, you need to learn to observe the present moment. Stop whatever you are doing and just be mindful of what is going on in the world around you. You are going to pay attention to that activity. Even if it is something as simple as washing the dishes, being present in the moment, noticing the dish in your hand, the feel of the water when you grab another dish, and how they feel when they are all clean, can all help to bring more to your session of mindfulness. You would be surprised at how amazing it can be to bring some more mindfulness into your life when you take things slowly and learn how to make them into things that are fantastic. Being mindful is one of the best things that you do in your life. If you are not able to sit back and learn how to bring some mindfulness into your day, you are really missing out on the little things in life. The big events can be nice, but if you are focusing all of your energy on those, you are going to give them more control over your life than you should. On the other hand, working with the little things, and appreciating all the things that you have in life can help you to be more stoic.

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Wise book! Wise material! Time Well Spent!

Life changing! Getting on goals and purpose can be daunting but little techinques of maintaining discipline will help you get there one bite at a time.

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Amazing Voice - Amazing Philosophy

We need to learn how to let go of the anger or the frustration that we are having with other people or learn how to let those negative people go out of our lives because all of this is really out of our control. It is better to focus on the good and to learn how to let in some more good energy to every part of our lives. Of course, there are going to be times when troubles will come up, and they will bother us on occasion. We cannot control when or how often these things come into our lives, but what we can control is how much we end up getting worked up about them. If you are successful with keeping your emotions collected and calm, you will actually improve your odds of winning, and the issue is not going to bother you that much. It is going to be difficult at times, but it will really make you so much happier if you can do this. It would be nice if there were some way to avoid some of the adversity that is going on in life around you. It would be nice t become a Stoic and know that all of the issues in your world would just disappear on you one day. But this is not true, and you just cannot control the amount or the type of adversity that hits you in your life. Adversity is always going to hit you, and it really does not matter what kind of philosophy you decide to follow at the time.

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Fantastic Analysis of Stoicism

I am 53 year old single mother, raising two teenagers and helping run a family business. My husband died unexpectedly of a heart attack 4 years ago, and I have been grappling with the meaning of life since it happened. Through my studies of philosophy, I discovered Stoicism: Bible of 3 Books in 1 by Daniel Pratt. This book is a perfect companion piece to Mr. Pratt's work. It discusses how to systematically apply Stoicism to your life - I love the part about obtaining peace of mind when you know you have done your best effort. A must read, I have also purchased both paperback and Kindle. It can change you life for less than $15.

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Very Useful Read on Stoicism

The course in itself is really interesting, the philosophical contents are amazingly applied to real situations, and can give you some great insights about how to work on yourself from now on. The final portion of it all may sound a little too generical, but that`s the point of an overview I believe. Overall, it's an excellent course, definitely worthy!

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Perfectly organized outline of Stoicism

A very good overview of stoic philosophy drawing upon many sources beyond Athens, Greece, by Zeno of Citium. Presents stoicism for what it is: a way of thinking; a way to live your life; an ideal to try for. Stoicism is not for everyone and you can apply as much of it, if at all, to your life as you think appropriate. Having said that, I believe everyone can benefit from most stoic principles and I would recommend this book to any and everyone.

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  • Beverly
  • 06-20-20

Stoicism, fascinating history, and a roadmap .....

To truly be a Stoic, you need to make sure that you have a good understanding of how the emotions work. This is important because you need to learn how to be in control of your emotions or you will lose out on being a Stoic. The main thing that will determine whether your life will be happy and fulfilling or not is the emotions. You may have noticed that this is true when you see how other people are living their lives. Maybe they are always upset about the things that are going on around them, or they always complain about things, and then their lives never seem to get better. This is especially true when the situation is out of that person’s control. In addition, you could have several people who go through the same situation, but all of them could experience different emotions about that situation compared to the others. For example, a situation could occur, and one person is going to feel a bit angry and frustrated, another is going to feel sad or maybe disappointed, and then the third has learned how to stay positive and calm during the situation.

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  • Wendy
  • 12-26-19

Stoicism as style of life

Really like the guy's style. Straightfoward and to the point. Nicely laid out logic to the course. Considering the size of the subject, he doesn't try to cram too much in. Enjoying the course.

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  • walter robbins
  • 12-26-19

Don’t let negative reviews sway you!

Socrates has informed us to “always be a student.” To always question everything, to try to grow, and learn. What I may not know, another may. We all share different experiences, and different knowledge (no matter the age). There may be some swipes at politics, but it isn’t that big of a deal. We must as stoics remember the external and internal influences, and what is and what is not in our control. Ultimately this book provides powerful information for any beginner stoic. Do not be burdened by the views of others in the future, they are not in your control, focus on yours-and what you can learn from this listen, and you shall grow intellectually.

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  • Leslie Hummer
  • 06-21-20

A perfect companion to Meditations & guide to ....

In this guidebook, you are going to learn some of the basics that are needed to follow the Stoic philosophy. This may seem like an ancient philosophy, one that you do not need to waste your time on, but it has a lot of meaning and value today. This guidebook will give you some of the basics that you need to know to add some more Stoicism into your own life. Stoicism is basically about learning how to let go of the things that you are not able to control, such as the situations and events that occur around you, while taking control over the things that you can, such as your emotions and how you react to the situations that you cannot control. This may seem pretty basic to work with, but it is counterintuitive to what you may be used to in the past, and it will take some time to do well with it. When you are ready to become a Stoic and reach the true happiness that this philosophy promises, make sure to check out this guidebook and learn some of the basics about how this school of thought works.

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  • Alberto B.
  • 12-26-19

Organised in one accessible source.

I really enjoyed taking the course! I like the length of the course even though it left me wanting more. I also like how the course seemed like a guide but it didn't hold my hand all the way through. I'll be doing more reading and research into some of the references throughout the course as well.

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  • Micheal Pickering
  • 12-26-19

A Practical & Useful Book

The concept and practice of Stoicism is new to me and this book lays it out in a way that is understandable and useful. A variation on the title might be "The Practical Book of Stoicism". The part I found most helpful are the exercises that help you practice the philosophy to improve your life. Rather than reading thousands of pages across many books on the topic to then figure out how to practice it, I recommend learning it by doing it through the use of these exercises. Great book--highly recommended!

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  • Valeria Massey
  • 12-26-19

How to Handle Your Emotions

So far, I really enjoy this book. It is helping me to slow down, and really give pause to my emotions and actions/reactions. I am pretty prone to anxiety since having kids, and have been wanting to find some sort of inner balance and peacefulness. Meditation isn't really my thing, and maybe that's just because I am a skeptic when people mention things like chakras and energy, and I admittedly giggle to myself when someone mentions focusing their chi, but this different form of reflection is easy to understand for me. It isn't some mystical, difficult to envision, or achieve, state of being. I enjoy reading or listening the positive quotes from historical figures, and this book has not left my nightstand since I have received it. If you have anxiety or always have a negative outlook on life, and want to change that, I highly recommend making yourself a nice pot of tea and sitting down with this book, most Especially if you are like me, and cannot keep a straight face when people speak of aligning their chakras for inner peace and clarity. *I requested a copy of this book for review from the publisher. All opinions and ratings are my own, and I receive NO form of compensation for my honest review.*

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  • Nicole Dunigan
  • 06-22-20

And so I bid farewell...

This school o thought is all about painting the world as one that has a lot of situations that are going to be out of your control, but then there will also be some situations that you will not be able to determine at all. We can make decisions, and we can make goals to help determine where our lives are going to go, but we have to learn how to understand that there are a ton of things inside of our lives we just can never control. We need to learn how to just let these events happen and not waste our time being upset all of the time. While you do have to understand that the events of the world are mostly beyond our control, you will find that the ideas that come with being a Stoic can be really liberating. Just because we cannot control all of the events that are going on in our lives, we still have something that we can control. We can have control over our own inner lives. The world around us, and even our own personal bodies will have to deal with forces that we will just never be able to control, but there is an element of free will when it comes to this part. When you are a Stoic, you will find that any of the emotional responses that you have in your life will be from your own choices. Your reactions to things and your attitudes will also be the same way. This is because we are the ones who are in control and responsible for our inner lives, and we really do have the power to make them exactly how we want them. Yes, life is unexpected, and we will probably go through many days being surprised at the things that happen to us. And some of these situations are going to make it so that we should react in a specific way, but regardless of how the situation plays out, you can determine how you react to the situation.

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  • Michael
  • 12-26-19

The best of the best!

There’s many good resources on the market today to supplement the original Stoic works. However, in my opinion, The Practicing Stoic from Daniel pratt would be the equivalent of The Bible for Stoic philosophy. The book is organized in such a way that you can listen it cover to cover or pick and choose the chapter topics that interest you most. Plus, the references and cross-references are not only from the Stoic “ Big Three”, but from other resources as well. Add thought provoking and succinct commentary from the author, and you have the most definitive book on Stoicism that I have found to date. Whether a newcomer to Stoic philosophy or a seasoned practictioner of Stoic doctrine, there’s something for everyone in this impeccably organized book and will be THE source of reference not only for your applications of Stoicism in your life, but a handbook to aid you in nearly every situation you will encounter.

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  • Russell
  • 12-27-19

Stoic Bible

This course was very enlightening. Definitely shot some information my way that made me take a step back and question the way things were being done around me and in my own life. Thanks Pratt!

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