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Epictetus - The Enchiridion - 11

Identifier

013343

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Enchiridion

           11. Never say of anything, "I have lost it"; but, "I have

           returned it." Is your child dead? It is returned. Is your wife

           dead? She is returned. Is your estate taken away? Well, and is

           not that likewise returned? "But he who took it away is a bad

           man." What difference is it to you who the giver assigns to

           take it back? While he gives it to you to possess, take care

           of it; but don't view it as your own, just as travelers view a

           hotel.

 

The source of the experience

Epictetus

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Death
Forgiveness

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Contemplation and detachment

Commonsteps

Forgiveness

References