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Epictetus - The Enchiridion - 06

Identifier

013338

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Enchridion

           6. Don't be prideful with any excellence that is not your own.

           If a horse should be prideful and say, " I am handsome," it

           would be supportable. But when you are prideful, and say, " I

           have a handsome horse," know that you are proud of what is, in

           fact, only the good of the horse. What, then, is your own?

           Only your reaction to the appearances of things. Thus, when

           you behave conformably to nature in reaction to how things

           appear, you will be proud with reason; for you will take pride

           in some good of your own.

The source of the experience

Epictetus

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Humility

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Squash the big I am

Commonsteps

Humility

References