Filename: meditations.pdf
ISBN: 076075229X
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Number of pages: 158
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Barnes & Noble

Download and read online Meditations in PDF and EPUB Meditations is Marcus Aurelius' private book of reflections, written over a series of years in far-flung places as he led the Romans in military campaigns, quashed revolts, and dealt with the other tribulations of governing the Empire. It is best described as a spiritual journal, containing a record of Marcus' philosophical exercises. The book is interesting as an example of Stoic thought and is valuable for historical reasons as a document of the inner life of a remarkable Roman emperor. It remains compelling, however, because it bears witness to a profound journey of the human spirit and speaks to us across the millennia about perennial human problems.

The Emperor s Handbook

Filename: the-emperor-s-handbook.pdf
ISBN: 9780743233835
Release Date: 2002-11-26
Number of pages: 148
Author: Marcus Aurelius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online The Emperor s Handbook in PDF and EPUB A new translation offers readers a practical handbook to life and leadership, filled with classical stoic wisdom and advice.

Songs of Milarepa

Filename: songs-of-milarepa.pdf
ISBN: 9780486153841
Release Date: 2012-04-19
Number of pages: 128
Author: Milarepa
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Songs of Milarepa in PDF and EPUB A Buddhist holy man whose songs have been sung and studied since the 12th century, Milarepa exchanged a life of sin and maliciousness for one of contemplation and love, eventually reaching the ultimate state of enlightenment.

Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

Filename: civil-disobedience-and-other-essays.pdf
ISBN: 9780486110110
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Number of pages: 96
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Civil Disobedience and Other Essays in PDF and EPUB Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862).

The Daily Stoic

Filename: the-daily-stoic.pdf
ISBN: 9780735211742
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Number of pages: 416
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Daily Stoic in PDF and EPUB From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well. From the Hardcover edition.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Filename: discourses-and-selected-writings.pdf
ISBN: 9780141917481
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Number of pages: 304
Author: Epictetus
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online Discourses and Selected Writings in PDF and EPUB Epictetus, a Greek stoic and freed slave, ran a thriving philosophy school in Nicropolis in the early second century AD. His animated discussions were celebrated for their rhetorical wizardry and were written down by Arrian, his most famous pupil. Together with the Enchiridion, a manual of his main ideas, and the fragments collected here, The Discourses argue that happiness lies in learning to perceive exactly what is in our power to change and what is not, and in embracing our fate to live in harmony with god and nature. In this personal, practical guide to the ethics of stoicism and moral self-improvement, Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, illness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world.

The Bhagavad Gita

Filename: the-bhagavad-gita.pdf
ISBN: 8172238983
Release Date: 1948
Number of pages: 461
Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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The Imitation of Christ

Filename: the-imitation-of-christ.pdf
ISBN: 0486431851
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 139
Author: Thomas (à Kempis)
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Imitation of Christ in PDF and EPUB This classic, second only to the Bible for religious instruction and inspiration, has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and consolations of prayer, and the place of eucharistic communion in a devout life.

To My Husband and Other Poems

Filename: to-my-husband-and-other-poems.pdf
ISBN: 9780486159003
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Number of pages: 80
Author: Anne Bradstreet
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online To My Husband and Other Poems in PDF and EPUB From America’s first poet, a splendid selection of poems whose themes encompass love, home life, religious meditations, dialogues and lamentations, and formal elegies.

Lyric Poems

Filename: lyric-poems.pdf
ISBN: 9780486113302
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Number of pages: 80
Author: John Keats
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Lyric Poems in PDF and EPUB Treasury of 30 favorites: "On first looking into Chapman's Homer," "Ode to a Nightingale," "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "To Autumn," 26 more. Reprinted from standard text. Alphabetical List of Opening Lines.

The Essential Marcus Aurelius

Filename: the-essential-marcus-aurelius.pdf
ISBN: 9781101216118
Release Date: 2008-01-10
Number of pages: 144
Author: Jacob Needleman
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Essential Marcus Aurelius in PDF and EPUB This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings within the vein of the world's great religious and ethical traditions. The late antique world possessed no voice like that of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 CE). His private meditations on what constitutes a good life have withstood the centuries and reach us today with the same penetrating clarity and shining light as the words of Shakespeare, Emerson, or Thoreau. In this remarkable new translation, bestselling religious philosopher Jacob Needleman and classics scholar John P. Piazza have retained the depth of Marcus's perspective on life. They have carefully selected and faithfully rendered those passages that clarify Marcus's role as someone who stood within the great religious and ethical traditions that extend throughout every culture in human history. The voice that emerges from their translation is a universal one, equally recognizable to students of Christ, Buddha, the Vedas, the Talmud, and to anyone who sincerely searches for a way of meaning in contemporary life.

An Enemy of the People

Filename: an-enemy-of-the-people.pdf
ISBN: 9780571194292
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 130
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online An Enemy of the People in PDF and EPUB An Enemy of the People concerns the actions of Doctor Thomas Stockmann, a medical officer charged with inspecting the public baths on which the prosperity of his native town depends. He finds the water to be contaminated. When he refuses to be silenced, he is declared an enemy of the people. Stockmann served as a spokesman for Ibsen, who felt that his plays gave a true, if not always palatable, picture of life and that truth was more important than critical approbation.

Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings

Filename: meditations-and-other-metaphysical-writings.pdf
ISBN: 9781101160510
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Rene Descartes
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Meditations and Other Metaphysical Writings in PDF and EPUB A new translation of the six Meditations and accompanying selections from the Objections and Replies, which constitute a definitive statement of the foundations of Descartes' philosophy. Also includes relevant correspondence form the period and extracts from his other metaphysical treatises.

Songs of Innocence and of Experience

Filename: songs-of-innocence-and-of-experience.pdf
ISBN: 0691037906
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 209
Author: William Blake
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Songs of Innocence and of Experience in PDF and EPUB "The nature of William Blake's genius and of his art is most completely expressed in his Illuminated Books. In order to give full and free expression to his vision Blake invented a method of printing that enabled him to created works in which words and images combine to form pages uniquely rich in content and beautiful in form. It is only through the pages as originally conceived and published by the poet himself that Blake's meaning can be fully experienced."--Publisher's description.

Newton s Philosophy of Nature

Filename: newton-s-philosophy-of-nature.pdf
ISBN: 9780486170275
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: Sir Isaac Newton
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online Newton s Philosophy of Nature in PDF and EPUB Aside from the Principia and occasional appearances of the Opticks, Newton's writings have remained largely inaccessible to students of philosophy, science, and literature as well as to other readers. This book provides a remedy with wide representation of the interests, problems, and diverse philosophic issues that preoccupied the greatest scientific mind of the seventeenth century. Grouped in sections corresponding to methods, principles, and theological considerations, these selections feature cross-references to related essays. Starting with an examination of the methods of natural philosophy--including the rules of reasoning, the formulation of hypotheses, and the experimental method--the essays explore the laws of motion and the relationships between God and gravity, creation, and universal design. Discussions of questions related to natural philosophy include theories on light, colors, and perceptions. The volume concludes with absorbing selections from the Opticks and a helpful series of historical and explanatory notes.