Stoicism: A Detailed Breakdown of Stoicism Philosophy and Wisdom from the Greats: George Tanner
Stoicism, one of the oldest Western philosophical schools, has enchanted scholars and the general public alike for over 2,000 years. Where some accounts of human nature and the particularly human good fall short by the reduction of human being to physical or psychical phenomena, Stoicism´s power lies in engaging with the whole range of human experience, addressing rationality, emotion, piety, will, and both inner and outer impressions, each on their own terms, in language that treats each as significant in its own right. Stoicism is an active philosophy. That means that it is not enough to know its doctrines, one must also live them, develop habits that expand on and complete their ideas in practice. Practice, therefore, is also the focus of this book. The development of the listener´s inner and outer life, that they may follow their own path and discover what it means to ´´live life in accordance with nature´´. This book is a general introduction to Stoicism that pulls no punches when faced with the more complex aspects of Stoic doctrine. Topics addressed include: The history of the ancient Stoics. The nature of good and evil, virtue and vice, and positive and negative externals. The difference between those things in our control and those things not in our control. Stoic Logic and practical reasoning. Stoicism´s role in the development of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Stoic exercises and daily practice. Theology´s role in Stoicism and Stoic cosmology. And much more! Grab your copy of a detailed guide on stoicism philosophy and wisdom! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Slydell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101893/bk_acx0_101893_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Written by Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life is an essay from Schopenhauer´s last work, Parerga and Paralipomena. Schopenhauer´s essay is a detailed description on exploring what human behavior is and what it should be. Schopenhauer also argues the ´´art” of obtaining the greatest possible pleasure and success in life through the theory of eudaemonology. He takes a unique approach on many important philosophical questions, including whether human life corresponds, or could possibly correspond, to the conception of existence itself. The Wisdom of Life is not only thought-provoking but will leave listeners with important insights on the essence of living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110411/bk_acx0_110411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this collection of essays, China’s Chairman Mao Tse-Tung explains the interpretation of Marxism-Leninism ideology that became known as Maoism. This philosophy fueled the Chinese Revolution and the massive social and economic changes Mao instituted as the nation’s leader. From examining the way contradictions can cause great shifts within a society, to the necessity of guerilla-based revolution, Mao mixes his philosophical positions with the history of the Chinese people. Featured works include ´´Relation Between Knowledge and Practice´´, ´´Between Knowing and Doing´´, ´´The Universality of Contradiction´´, ´´The Place of Antagonism in Contradiction´´, ´´China’s Historical Characteristics´´, ´´The Politics of New Democracy´´, ´´The Economy of New Democracy´´, ´´The Culture of New Democracy´´, and more. This collection offers a detailed insight into the mind of the most important figure in 20th-century Chinese history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Prince. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009090/bk_adbl_009090_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Statesman. Diplomat. Politician. Scholar. Inventor. Architect. President. Few men exemplify the Enlightenment ideal more than Thomas Jefferson. In this comprehensive collection of quotations from Thomas Jefferson’s letters, official communications, and other writings, the dynamic personality and insatiable curiosity of this brilliant man jump off the page and draw us into the young country he so greatly influenced. Whether writing about the right to freedom or the future of Native Americans, the westward expansion or the political climate in France, his personal impressions of historical luminaries or his architectural preferences, his financial troubles or his feelings about religious freedom, Jefferson’s convictions are brilliantly explained and often ahead of their time. With seventeen chapters arranged chronologically to highlight the evolution of his thought, as well as a timeline and a cross-section of his finest works, The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson paints a detailed and revealing portrait of this great man. 1. Language: English. Narrator: P.J. Ochlan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009103/bk_adbl_009103_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Wisdom in Exile provides a new insight into Buddhism´s encounter with Western culture and the Western mind in the early 21st century. Jampa Thaye has trained for over 40 years with some of the foremost lamas of Tibetan Buddhism, yet is a Westerner, living in Britain, teaching Buddhism to students throughout Europe and North America. He draws on that knowledge and experience to explain the space that now exists for Buddhism in the West, and identifies critical conflicts and tensions that must be resolved for modern Westerners to grasp the essence of the Buddhist teachings. The book culminates with detailed instructions in the meditation system of ´The Four Immeasurables´, allowing the reader to properly orientate themselves within the world of Buddhism and learn how to practice. ´´Wisdom in Exile proposes a fresh approach to Buddhism, one in which the fundamental tenets of the Buddha´s teachings are rediscovered.´´ His Holiness Sakya Trichen, 41st Head of the Sakya School of Tibetan Buddhism 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Vance. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117254/bk_acx0_117254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this compelling self-help religious legal guide the author, judge, lawyer and inspirational speaker provides intimate details of the intricacies of the grief resulting from divorce. This how-to guide will walk the listener through what to expect when involved in a divorce and what to expect when the listener comes face to face with the realities that life as they know it is about to change drastically. This audiobook is a spiritual journey to find peace at the end of the Kübler-Ross identified five stages of grief. It takes the listener through the stages of a divorce step by step, giving anecdotes along the way to describe each of the stages of grief, denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance while offering a sixth step of deliverance from divorcing. Here, the listener gets a glimpse of why sometimes divorce is worse than death´s grief because in death the person is gone but in divorce the object of their angst is still walking, talking, and breathing and getting past the hurts, pain, and despair are more difficult because the perpetrator is still among the living. Detailed descriptions are offered on how to survive the process with one´s sanity, dignity, and spirituality intact. This book doesn´t just offer hope to those who are hurting, it offers help to the protagonist. It offers them the opportunity to see where their spouse might be in the process and how they can best reach a positive conclusion to a devastating event. Every person who is contemplating divorce willingly or unwillingly will benefit from the soul searching inquiries they must make of themselves as they listen and pray the prayers of guidance which close each chapter. You will celebrate with those who triumphed, cry with those who despaired, and empathize with those whose lives resemble your own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lugene Ganley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030091/bk_acx0_030091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Millions have turned to the teachings of Edgar Cayce, the most documented and accurate psychic in American history. He explains that we all have a tremendous source of wisdom and creativity: a Higher Self, waiting to be discovered. Channeling the ideals of your Higher Self is the safest, most efficient way to stimulate personal growth. Here are practical, easy-to-follow methods to tap into your Higher Self to answer the questions, and meet the challenges you face every day. You´ll learn five different and detailed techniques for communicating with your Higher Self. You´ll discover how to use the ideals of your Higher Self to bring greater meaning to your life. And guided visualization exercises will help you reveal the hidden treasures of your Higher Self, and achieve new dimensions of insight and awareness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stanley Ralph Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000356/bk_aren_000356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chess champions are among the strongest strategic thinkers in the world. Imagine if you could apply the thought processes of grandmasters like Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov, and Susan Polgar to your own investments. Rich as a King: How the Wisdom of Chess Can Make You a Grandmaster of Investing unlocks the secrets of chess in a tangible way so you can apply them to managing your own finances. With the guidance of world chess champion and Grandmaster Susan Polgar - one of the greatest players in the history of the game - along with international investment advisor Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, you can learn how to apply the wisdom of chess to make you a grandmaster of your investments. Packed with practical examples and never-before-heard stories from the chess world, Susan and Doug will show you: What has been holding you back from success The moves Susan used to win 10 Olympic medals, which you can start using right now to manage your money The 64 strategies that can make you Rich as a King! Thinking one step ahead and creating a detailed financial plan will bring you closer to your ultimate goals of building your wealth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Bierma, Kelly Wilson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052223/bk_acx0_052223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Using the Civil Rights struggle as his historical perspective, the author has created a detailed and absorbing chronicle of Martin Luther King´s leadership during the most tumultuous period in America´s recent past. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000390/bk_hach_000390_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.