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Epictetus - The Enchiridion - 10

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013342

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

The Enchridion

           10. With every accident, ask yourself what abilities you have

           for making a proper use of it. If you see an attractive

           person, you will find that self-restraint is the ability you

           have against your desire. If you are in pain, you will find

           fortitude. If you hear unpleasant language, you will find

           patience. And thus habituated, the appearances of things will

           not hurry you away along with them.

 

The source of the experience

Epictetus

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