The Good Life Handbook

Epictetus' Stoic Classic Enchiridion

Author: Chief Executive Officer of Millward Brown Goldfarb Adjunct Professor Michael G Degroote School of Business Chuck Chakrapani

Publisher: Stoic Gym

ISBN: 9780920219140

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The Good Life Handbook is a rendering of Enchiridion in plain English. It is a concise summary of the teachings of Epictetus, as transcribed and later summarized by his student Flavius Arrian. The Handbook is a guide to the good life. It answers the question, "How can we be good and live free and happy, no matter what else is happening around us?" Ancient Stoics lived in a time of turmoil under difficult conditions. So, the solutions they found to living free was tested under very stringent conditions. For example, the author of this Handbook was a lame slave who made himself free and happy later in life by following the principles set out in this book. Now The Stoic Gym offers The Good Life Handbook by Dr Chuck Chakrapani to interested readers free (Kindle and other online versions). Please get your copy in your favorite online bookstore.

Discourses and Selected Writings

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141917482

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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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 Art of Living

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625583362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 19

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."

Epictetus’ Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes

Guides to Stoic Living

Author: Keith Seddon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134346042

Category: History

Page: 296

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This new translation presents two works, one by Epictetus and the other by Cebes, two ancient Greek philosophers of the Imperial period, in new translations of clear, straightforward English. In this book, readers will learn how to sustain emotional harmony and a ‘good flow of life’ whatever fortune may hold in store for them. This modern English translation of the complete Handbook is supported by and includes: * the first thorough commentary since that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago * a detailed introduction * extensive glossary * index of key terms * chapter-by-chapter discussion of themes * helpful tables that clarify Stoic ethical doctrines as a glance. Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and engaging text. In complete contrast, yet complementing the Handbook’s more conventional philosophical presentation, the Tablet shows progress to philosophical wisdom as a journey through a landscape inhabited by personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.

A Guide to Stoicism

Author: St. George Stock

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775418448

Category: Philosophy

Page: 81

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One of the most influential schools of classical philosophy, stoicism emerged in the third century BCE and later grew in popularity through the work of proponents such as Seneca and Epictetus. This informative introductory volume provides an overview and brief history of the stoicism movement.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641979

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Golden Sayings of Epictetus

Author: Epictetus Epictetus

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542558228

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Page: 82

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Selections from the writings of the Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus, compiled and translated by Hastings Crossley. Epictetus (AD 55-AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his exile to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece, where he lived most of his life and died. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control, but we can accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. Individuals, however, are responsible for their own actions which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power. As part of the universal city that is the universe, human beings have a duty of care to all fellow humans. The person who followed these precepts would achieve happiness.

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Enchiridion: the Stoic's Manual for Living

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Bukamerica Incorporated

ISBN: 9781933540139

Category: Philosophy

Page: 32

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Eat your heart out, Dr. Phil. Though written some 2,000 years ago, this slim volume of stunningly simple, incalculably wise advice remains the best self-help manual ever published.

The Teaching of Epictetus

Being the Encheiridion of Epictetus; with Selections from the 'Dissertations' and 'Fragments.'

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: London : W. Scott ; Toronto : W.J. Gage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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A Manual for Living

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062511114

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 2569

The essence of perennial Stoic wisdom in aphorisms of stunning insight and simplicity. The West's first and best little instruction book offers thoroughly contemporary and pragmatic reflections on how best to live with serenity and joy.

Unshakable Freedom

Ancient Stoic Secrets Applied to Modern Life

Author: Chief Executive Officer of Millward Brown Goldfarb Adjunct Professor Michael G Degroote School of Business Chuck Chakrapani

Publisher: Stoic Gym

ISBN: 9780920219188

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How can we achieve total personal freedom when we have so many obligations and so many demands on our time? Is personal freedom even possible? Yes, it is possible, said the Stoics and gave us a blue print for freedom. The teachings were lost but have been rediscovered in recent times and form the basis of modern cognitive therapy. In his new book, Unshakable Freedom, Dr. Chuck Chakrapani outlines the Stoic secrets for achieving total freedom, no matter who you are and what obstacles you face in life. Using modern examples, Chuck explores how anyone can achieve personal freedom by practicing a few mind-training techniques Here's what others have to say about the book: Choose this book Chuck Chakrapani reveals for modern eyes what the ancient Stoics knew: True freedom comes from choosing wisely. Here's an aligned piece of advice - choose this book. Robert Cialdini PhD, Author Influence and Pre-suasion Fast, interesting, and it works Chuck Chakrapani brings Stoic philosophy to the world of today, the world in which we live, love, compete, win, lose, but never escape. Our world. The early Stoics and those who succeeded them have much to teach, but it takes a thoughtful writer to give us this wisdom in the way WE NEED TO LEARN. Chuck is one of those writers. Read this book ... it's fast, interesting, but most of all it WORKS. Dr. Howard Moskowitz, Chief Science Officer, Mind Genomics Advisors A timely and readable reminder We live in a time when happiness and autonomy are commonly equated with higher levels of and options for consumption. This little book is a timely and readable reminder that the path to enjoyment and independence lies elsewhere. Thomas Dunk PhD, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University [This book] can change your life for good Unshakable Freedom is a wonderful guide to those who want real freedom and peace in a complex and challenging world. It also vividly portrays many of the leaders and prominent people who have found success by following these principles. It really can change your life for good. Ashref Hashim, President, The Blackstone Group For greater productivity, prosperity and inner peace In Unshakable Freedom, Chuck identifies that the only thing stopping us from being happy is ourselves. The stoic tenets outlined, if followed, will lead to greater productivity, prosperity, and inner peace for the reader. Thanks to Chuck for the inspiration! Dr. Kara Mitchelmore, CEO, Marketing Research & Intelligence Association Immediately practical Chuck Chakrapani has written this wonderful book of timeless, immensely practical messages to help us generate powerful real-world impact and remind us how to stay free and appreciative. Unshakable Freedom provides an immediately practical lesson to gain freedom and personal power. Sabine Steinbrecher, CEO, The Learning Library Designed to improve quality of life Unshakable Freedom is about finding peace of mind. Stoic philosophy is a tool to address daily travails - big and small. The author has proposed techniques designed to lead to freedom, happiness, and a better quality of life. I recommend that you go through the book slowly, absorb, and practice. Naresh Malhotra, CEO Global, Novatrek

The Handbook

Author: Epictetus Epictetus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617208003

Category: Philosophy

Page: 26

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No writings of Epictetus himself are really known. His discourses were transcribed and compiled by his pupil Arrian (author of the Anabasis Alexandri). The main work is The Discourses, four books of which have been preserved (out of an original eight). Arrian also compiled a popular digest, entitled the Enchiridion, or Handbook. In a preface to the Discourses, addressed to Lucius Gellius, Arrian states that "whatever I heard him say I used to write down, word for word, as best I could, endeavouring to preserve it as a memorial, for my own future use, of his way of thinking and the frankness of his speech."

Enchiridion

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: N.A

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The Daily Stoic

366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living

Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211744

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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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.

Of Human Freedom

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014194126X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

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In this personal and practical guide to moral self-improvement and living a good life, the second-century philosopher Epictetus tackles questions of freedom and imprisonment, stubbornness and fear, family, friendship and love, and leaves an intriguing document of daily life in the classical world. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Epictetus

A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Author: A. A. Long

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199245568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 9864

A.A. Long, a leading scholar of later ancient philosophy, gives the definitive presentation of the thought of Epictetus for a broad readership, showing its continued relevance.

Stoic Foundations

Epictetus' Discourses

Author: Chuck Chakrapani

Publisher: Stoic Gym Publications

ISBN: 9780920219249

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Stoic Foundations is the plain English version of Discourses Book 1 by the eminent Stoic philosopher Epictetus. It reveloves around 10 themes which arw also repeated in other places throughout Discourses. These are: * Concern yourself with only what is in your power * Be content to let things happen as they do * Your thinking, not the externals, drives your behavior * Do not place value on external things * Don't give in to your anger or animal instincts * You can handle anything; always act your best Learn to think properly and logically * Practice, not knowledge, results in progress * Only you can make you happy Dr. Chuck Chakrapani has been a long-term, but embarrassingly inconsistent practitioner of Stoicism. He is the president of Leger Analytics and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University.

Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307569764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 2022

The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

A Fortunate Storm

The Improbable Story of Stoicism: How It Came about and What It Says

Author: Chief Executive Officer of Millward Brown Goldfarb Adjunct Professor Michael G Degroote School of Business Chuck Chakrapani

Publisher: Stoic Gym

ISBN: 9780920219102

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Strange is the story of Stoicism. Three unconnected events - a shipwreck in Piraeus, a play in Thebes, and the banishment of a rebel in Turkey - connected three unrelated individuals to give birth to a philosophy. It was to endure two thousand years and offer hope and comfort to hundreds of thousands of people along the way. Stoicism had seven formal leaders or "scholarchs," but much of what we know of Stoicism today comes from four Stoics who lived after the all the scholarchs were gone. This is the story of those eleven people. Many others contributed to Stoicism, but to make this brief and readable, Dr Chuck Chakrapani tells the story of Stoicism through these eleven leading figures of Stoicsim.