Marcus Aurelius wrote Meditations in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. These memos survive and continue to inspire others to this day. These writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He explicates the Stoic philosophy that the only way a man can be harmed by others is to allow his reaction to overpower him. He shows no particular religious faith in his writings, but seems to believe that some sort of logical, benevolent force organizes the universe in such a way that even "bad" occurrences happen for the good of the whole. (Summary by Ticktockman)(6 hr 59 min)
|Introduction||2:47||Read by Aegist|
|Chapter 1||16:25||Read by Kevin McAsh|
|Chapter 2||13:49||Read by Kevin McAsh|
|Chapter 3||17:40||Read by Aegist|
|Chapter 4||28:45||Read by davyobrian|
|Chapter 5||32:36||Read by Cicorée|
|Chapter 6||27:43||Read by ontheroad|
|Chapter 7||32:37||Read by davyobrian|
|Chapter 8||35:59||Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit|
|Chapter 9||32:49||Read by Fr. Richard Zeile of Detroit|
|Chapter 10||28:36||Read by ML Cohen|
|Chapter 11||25:43||Read by Leon Mire|
|Chapter 12||22:52||Read by Leon Mire|
|M. Aurelius Antoninus||42:55||Read by Leon Mire|
|The Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius||58:04||Read by ML Cohen|
Reader is stumbling over the text.
Great book. chapter 8/9 was awful quality
I feel like M. Aurelius is the philosopher for the day to day. The maturing person philosopher which although are very simple at times in his concepts are very poignant and applicable to day to day life. Centring our interactions with self focus, being stoic and asking ourselves what is our nature and to abide by that are all great rules for one person growing up into self actualisation of who we are as individuals. My only gripes are the persistence of God (although a feature of that time period) and the idea that pain exerted onto us is only as relevant as the value we attribute to it. That's not true for me anyway but nonetheless i see how that thought process can 'help' in select occurrences. Recommended read. but audiobook itself needs some serious updating. especially chapter 8/9.
Good book. Bad narration.
Have you ever heard a chain smoker speak on stage? Ok go on....
This is great! All is consistent! I have studied for 10yrs now, and I also teach, problem is most want to teach for money, no I teach for free email@example.com , I'm always available for questions u have or anything, seek and u will find. Don't follow the multitude.
There is some good truth but little and he repeats the same quotes allot but with different wording. Wasn't impressed.
The reading of the sections is inconsistent
Though generally the recordings are of a fine quality, only some readers appropriately mention the chapter/section number. This is extremely important because each section is an unconnected thought from that which comes before our after it. All readers pause for these sections, but without the text in front of the listener there is a risk of confusing divergent thoughts or, if you will, meditations.