Book Review | Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

This translation is excellent. Marcus Aurelius’s insights are capital-T-True, evidenced by the fact that people are still reading and finding value thousands of years later. You could come back to this book for advice for the rest of your life. Definitely going to read it again.

I had a discussion with a great master in Japan.

We were talking about the various people who are working to translate the Zen books into English.

He said, “That’s a waste of time. If you really understand zen,” he said “You can use any book, you could use the Bible, you could use Alice in Wonderland, you could use the dictionary.”

Because he said,

“The sound of the rain needs no translation.”

– Alan Watts

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