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Go For That Easy To Get, Use And Keep

Jan. 26 | Wealth is able to buy the pleasures of eating,drinking and other sensual pursuits –yet can never afforda cheerful spirit or freedom from sorrow.— Musonius Rufus [From ‘On Furnishings’]: In general, one would rightly judge what...

Why Choose Sickness Over Indulgence?

Dec. 30 | How much better is itto be known fordoing well by manythan for living extravagantly?— Musonius Rufus [From ‘On Furnishings’]: I would choose sickness rather than luxury, for sickness harms only the body, but luxury destroys...

That One Should Disdain Hardships

Sep. 9 | You will earn the respect of all menif you begin by earning the respect of yourself.— Musonius Rufus(Fragment: 30) In order to support more easily and more cheerfully those hardships which we may expect to suffer in behalf of virtue and goodness,...

Eradicate Bad Minds

Jan. 24 | 境缘无好坏,好坏起于心。愚人除境不除心,至人除心不除境。既除矣,境岂实有? 达境本空,便能素位而行。  不愿乎外,以所历位,无非无外之法界也。知皆即法界,自无入而不自得。   —...

A Stoic’s Daily Zen-like Self-Review

Jul. 24 | Our spiritual health demands  that we let go of anger,  or else it will never let go of us.   – Seneca Seneca, to judge by his self-presentation in his writings, was a self-reflective and inward-looking man. He describes, in one of the passages...

‘A Land Imagined’ With Labour & Loss?

May. 8 | What makes a country what it is physically? If it is the land itself, what if it is being expanded upon by reclaiming land, with sand from other countries? Being one of the world’s largest sand importer, if Singapore’s millions of tons of...
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