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Ishna

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“Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents."

― Epictetus, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness (Translation by Sharon Lebell)
 
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RD1

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I love this quote! Reflecting and going deeper. Understanding beyond the surface.
 

Ishna

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Thats a great thought. I found that philosophy of Stoics are quite similar to SGGS !! Your take on this
It is incredibly similar, in fact, I hope to some day soon write a bit about the similarities and differences.

I've personally found learning about Stoicism has changed (enhanced?) my understanding of Sikhi.
 

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