A different view of the cosmos and our place in it

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Founded around 300 BCE by Zeno of Citium, the Hellenistic school of Stoicism has recently come to the fore again, popularized by YouTube channels and easily shareable pithy quotes on Facebook and Twitter.

And when I read how Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are embracing “Stoicism”, taking cold showers to improve their…

Essay

A meditation on the world of stuff.

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As human beings, we live in a world of things. There are small ones, big ones, raggedy, round and shiny things all around us. Some of these things are made in factories, others are made by hand. Some are complex, others seemingly simple. Some are expensive, others are cheap. …

On the striking similarity between Buddhism and Stoicism

When spiritual teachers from the East first started arriving in the West in the 60s and 70s, many young people who had grown weary of the Judeo-Christian tradition and everything that it stood for in terms of societal and cultural norms found a brand new world laid open before them.

André Klein

Born in Germany, currently living in Israel, André Klein is the founder of learnoutlive.com and author of various books and short stories in English and German.

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