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The Meditations

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(4,42 Sterne; 404 Bewertungen)

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)

Chapters

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

Bewertungen

Enjoyed this audiobook

(4 Sterne)

Thought provoking book. However I wish that the chapters were read by same narrator.

Great book. chapter 8/9 was awful quality

(4 Sterne)

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.

Poor reading speech by intro & C2

(2 Sterne)

Thank you readers

(5 Sterne)

I wanted to thank the volunteers who narrated this very important and insightful text. Of all the stoic texts this is my favorite. Those who are leaving bad reviews based on mere trivialities, are entirely missing the point of Stoicism.

philosopher king

(5 Sterne)

power through humility. strength through reason. nobility through service. satisfaction through gratitude. grace through acceptance. good readers, some with poor audio quality. thank you readers, thank you Librivox, thank you Marcus

The bestest of the bestest.

(5 Sterne)

I really love the book most especially the conclusion where the narrator said something that the only thing which rules the conduct of man is PHILOSOPHY. I wish I really met Marcus Aurelius face to face.

to update

(3 Sterne)

after a good reader everything goes quickly downhill. I immensely appreciate the effort, but I could not manage to get past the forth chapter with the gasping for air in the middle of phrases and the misreadings.

Great Philosophy

(5 Sterne)

recommended by Tim Ferris. good stoic philosophy. Stoicism gives you control, it's not about a cow standing in the rain. it's about focusing on what you have control over and ignoring the test.