The Stoic Jew

Aurelius - Meditations 4:7: The Secret to Not Getting Hurt

November 19, 2020 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 2 Episode 4
The Stoic Jew
Aurelius - Meditations 4:7: The Secret to Not Getting Hurt
Show Notes

Get rid of the judgment, and you are rid of the “I am hurt.” Get rid of the “I am hurt” and you are rid of the hurt itself.

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Epictetus – Enchiridion 5
It is not circumstances themselves that trouble people, but their judgments about those circumstances ... Therefore, whenever we are hindered or troubled or distressed, let us never blame others, but ourselves, that is, our own judgments. The uneducated person blames others for their failures; those who have just begun to be instructed blame themselves; those whose learning is complete blame neither others nor themselves.
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Epictetus – Enchiridion 20
Remember that the insult does not come from the person who abuses you or hits you, but from your judgement that such people are insulting you. Therefore whenever someone provokes you, be aware that it is your own opinion that provokes you. Try, therefore, in the first place, not to be carried away by your impressions, for if you can gain time and delay, you will more easily control yourself.
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Alisa Rosenbaum
I saw that evil was impotent—that evil was the irrational, the blind, the anti-real—and that the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to serve it.
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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