Posted by: Upāsaka | 06/04/2018

Stoic Precepts

I was once told by a psychic decades ago that I had spent a life as a philosopher. This could be why philosophy and, especially Stoic philosophy has always appealed to me. In the light of the Dhamma it still pales but it is interesting nonetheless.

What is a stoic then? I think that now is a good time to reconsider the stoic movement since it helps the individual to face the inevitable crisis that comes with the rise of economic, political and intellectual empires. While in Asia we have Taoism, in America we have Transcendentalism, in Russia we have Tolstoyanism, Stoicism should be reconsidered, in dialogue with the former tendencies, as the European answer for an ethical life-style. The following ten precepts can provide a rudimentary toolbox:

-I-STAY ACTIVE

-II-DO NOT FEAR

-III-LIVE MODESTLY

-IV-BE GRATEFUL

-V-KEEP ABOVE THE CROWD

-VI-FOLLOW NATURE

-VII-VALUE TIME

-VIII-BEHOLD VIRTUE

-IX-BLOCK VICES

-X-EXAMINE YOURSELF

via Guest post: The 10 Stoic Precepts


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

*luz de atención constante*

En este blog encontrarás una cuidada selección de traducciones en español sobre el camino interior.

Euthyphroria

Reflections on Ancient Literature and Practical Humanism

How to Be a Stoic

an evolving guide to practical Stoicism for the 21st century

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor

Courses and Articles about Philosophy as a Way of Life

Modern Stoicism

Home of Stoicon and Stoic Week