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Aurelius, Marcus - Meditations - Good and evil

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003776

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius

If you set up as good or evil any of the things beyond your control, it necessarily follows that in the occurrence of that evil or the frustration of that good you blame the gods and hate the men who are the real or suspected causes of that occurrence or that frustration; and indeed we do much injustice through our concern for such things.  But if we determine that only what lies in our own power is good or evil, there is no reason left us either to charge a god or to take a hostile stance to a man

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Aurelius, Marcus

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Concepts

Sin [and vice]

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