“Be yourself and don’t try to impose your criteria on the rest.”

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Paths of Past Lives: The Wrath of Achilles and the Enlightenment of the Buddha

We all learn from our successes and mistakes, at least sometimes. But with humanity and history having been around for quite some time now, we also learn from those who came before us. Going back in time, we can find plenty of possible paths of living described on old texts and possible idols to imitate in the stories of old. The pressing question to answer, when confronted with this kind of material is, whether these paths are still relevant today and these idols are still fitting for a modern world.
Two of these resources are the hero tales of antiquity on one hand and the teachings of Buddha on the other.
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