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    Note: This is a guest post from Monil Shah.  After reading Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning, I started pondering over something he said – The salvation of man is through love and in love. After a couple of heartbreaking relationships, I thought to myself – that’s bull shit. Love sucks. Love’s so damn painful. […]

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    Introduction & Biography Posidonius was born in the Greek city of Apamea in 135 B.C.E., located in what is now Syria. After he completed his early education in Apamea, he moved to Athens to pursue philosophical study at the Stoic school under Panaetius. Similar to his teacher, Posidonius found himself in disagreement with many of […]

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    Introduction Panaetius of Rhodes was a student of famous Stoic scholars Diogenes of Babylon and Antipater of Tarsus, both of whom were leaders of the Stoic school. Beginning in 129 B.C.E., Panaetius took over as the leader of the Stoic tradition. His most notable achievement was using his time as the head of the school […]

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    “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”  — Blaise Pascal The Buddhist word for it was upekkha. The Muslims spoke of aslama. The Hebrews, hishtavut. The second book of the Bhagavad Gita, the epic poem of the warrior Arjuna, speaks of samatvam, an “evenness of mind—a peace […]

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