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Epictetus - The Enchiridion - 13

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013345

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

The Enchiridion

           13. If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish

           and stupid with regard to external things. Don't wish to be

           thought to know anything; and even if you appear to be

           somebody important to others, distrust yourself. For, it is

           difficult to both keep your faculty of choice in a state

           conformable to nature, and at the same time acquire external

           things. But while you are careful about the one, you must of

           necessity neglect the other.

 

The source of the experience

Epictetus

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Activities

Suppressions

Suppressing memory

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