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One should [practicing poverty]

One should [practicing poverty] One should [practicing poverty]
Moral letters to Lucilius
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I am so firmly determined, however, to test the constancy of your mind that, drawing from the teachings of great men, I shall give you also a lesson: Set aside a certain number of days, during which you shall be content with the scantiest and cheapest fare, with coarse and rough dress, saying to yourself the while: "Is this the condition that I feared?" It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while Fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence. In days of peace the soldier performs maneuvers, throws up earthworks with no enemy in sight, and wearies himself by gratuitous toil, in order that he may be equal to unavoidable toil. If you would not have a man flinch when the crisis comes, train him before it comes. Such is the course which those men have followed who, in their imitation of poverty, have every month come almost to want, that they might never recoil from what they had so often rehearsed.

Counter-intuitive but very wise. 

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The same can be said of most life and career situations. Let go of your ego, Reno!

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Amen. There is a constructive way to say almost anything. Fear of hurting someone's feelings is lazy and selfish. Thank you for this post. God bless 🙏

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People are trying to find a purpose to live for. So can it be said that when the purpose would be found people would be glad to live. Have faith and believe in god, purpose is coming soon.

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Sadguru ji you're contradicting your own thoughts. If a person isn't experiencing his/her life, how he/she can have problems. It's neutral. So how is there an end of problems ?

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