The Stoic Jew

Change: Neither Good Nor Bad (Aurelius - Meditations 4:42)

August 20, 2021 Rabbi Matt Schneeweiss Season 5 Episode 20
The Stoic Jew
Change: Neither Good Nor Bad (Aurelius - Meditations 4:42)
Show Notes

Synopsis: Today’s episode is about another one-sentence chapter. We examine Aurelius’s words through the eyes of the Rambam in the Moreh ha’Nevuchim, the Sforno on Koheles, Epictetus in the Enchiridion, and Bruce Tift on Buddhism. 

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Sources:
- Aurelius, Meditations 4:42
- Rambam, Moreh ha’Nevuchim 3:10 and 3:12
- Epictetus, Enchiridion (The Handbook) 1:5
- Bruce Tift, Already Free: Buddhism Meets Psychotherapy on the Path of Liberation
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Stoic texts:
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
Letters from a Stoic Master (Seneca)
The Discourses of Epictetus
The Enchiridion (Handbook) of Epictetus
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