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and see Thy works and understand Thy government.' May , these be my thoughts, these my studies, writing or reading, when death comes upon me ! I
The conversation from which the following is taken is entitled ` On the Cynic's calling'. We might translate it in modern language as ` A portrait of the ideal Clergyman or Missionary '. The title indicates the close connexion between Cynicism and Stoicism, and the teaching is illustrated by the life of Dion Chrysostom (p. 106). We may compare the monastic ideal with that of Epictetus.
WHEN one of his acquaintance, who seemed inclined to the Cynic School, asked him what should be the
character of the Cynic, and what was the primary conception of the school, he said, We will consider it at leisure : but this much I can tell you, that he who undertakes so great an enterprise without God's help is under God's wrath, and has no other wish but to disgrace himself in the public eye, for in a well-managed house a man does not come forward and say to himself, ` I ought to be steward' : for, if he does, the master of the house takes notice, and when he sees him swaggering and ordering people about, he drags him away and gives him the lash. So it happens also in this great City of the Universe. Here, too, there is a Master of the House who assigns each thing its place.
You must give the matter careful thought : it is not what you think. ` I wear a coarse cloak now and shall do so then, I sleep hard now and shall still do so, I shall take to myself a wallet and a staff and begin to go about begging and reviling those I meet, and if I see any one with his hair finely dressed, or walking in scarlet, I shall rebuke him.'
If that is your impression of the Cynic's calling, give it a wide berth : do not come near it ; but if you have a true impression of it and still deem yourself not unworthy, then consider what a great enterprise you are taking in hand.
First, you must show a complete change in your conduct,

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