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The Art of Living: The Classical Mannual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness Kindle Edition
"Epictetus sounds like the Buddha, and Sharon Lebell's voice makes him sound like the delightful man next door."--Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think
"A treasury of eternally good advice, wise as a grandfather, earthy as the Tao."--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B00AHC9PZW
- Publisher : HarperOne (5 February 2013)
- Language : English
- File size : 990 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 144 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 170,535 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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There is a prologue and an introductory chapter entitled The Spirit of Epictetus followed by the Manual for Living itself, Epictetus' Essential Teachings on Virtue, Happines and Tranquility (which has the excellent opening passages entitled "Why Be Good?") and the book finishes with a "Plus" section similar to the PS sections in some other publications like The Art of Loving (P.S.) . The additional sections are Epi-Who? How a 2,000-Year-Old Dead White Male Changed My Life by Sharon Lebell and Why Would Anyone Want to be a Stoic? by Sharon Lebell. While these are interesting and add a little to the book they pale in comparison with the content of the Manual and Essential Teachings themselves.
One of my favourite sections actually relates to books and is titled "The Right Use of Books" - "Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistaketo suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalised their contents". It also has meaning for this book itself in that what Epictetus has created is immanently practical and can be of use to anyone considering how can experience the best things in life. Much better than a lot of present day or more recent self-help and pop psychology books.
Recommended to all and deserving of the widest possible readership.