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14.07.2017 - 00: 01


Rev. John the Ladder - Reasoning is the true comprehension of the will of God at all times, in every place and in every thing; It is only in the pure in heart.

Rev. Anthony the Great "It is incessantly necessary for people to remember that raising this little and little work in life, after death, we will receive the greatest comfort and eternal bliss.

- Struggling with passions and wishing to be crowned from God, if he falls down, let him not be unkind and does not remain in this fall, despairing in himself; But, having risen again, let him fight and take care to receive the crown, rising to the last gasp from the falling falls. Bodily works are instruments of virtue and are salutary to the soul.

- People are usually called clever by the misuse of this word. Not those are wise who have studied the sayings and writings of the ancient sages, but those who have a clever soul, who can judge: what is good and what is evil; And the evil and the soul run away, but about the good and useful, they rationally radiate and do that with great thanksgiving to God. These alone, verily, must be called intelligent people.

Rev. Maxim the Confessor - Reasonable use of thoughts and things delivers chastity, love and knowledge, and unreasonable - intemperance, hatred and ignorance. All intelligent and intelligent being is divided in two; On the angelic and human nature - and all the nature of the angelic is again divided into two main moral unions and societies: the sacred and the damned, ie, On holy forces and wicked demons; And the whole human race is divided into only two unions, i.e. On the pious and the wicked.

– Во всем, что мы делаем, – Бог взирает на цель, для Него ли или для чего другого мы то делаем. Почему, когда хотим сделать что доброе, будем иметь целью не человекоугодие, но богоугождение, чтобы, на Него всегда взирая, все делать для Него, иначе и мы труд всуе понесем, и мзду погубим. Бог создал невидимый мир и видимый; и душу и тело Он также сотворил. И если мир видимый столь прекрасен, то каков же невидимый? Если же тот лучше этого, то сколь превыше их обоих создавший Бог. Если теперь Творец всех доброт, лучше всего сотворенного, то по какой причине ум, оставив лучшее всего, занимается всего худшим, т.е. плотскими страстями? Не явно ли оттого, что к этому привык, от рождения обращаясь с ними, а того, что лучше и выше всего, совсем еще не испытал. Таким образом, если долговременным воздержанием от чувственных удовольствий и поучением в Божественном мало-помалу мы отторгаем его от такой привычки, то он, понемногу преуспевая в сем, расположится к Божественному и собственное свое познает достоинство, и наконец, и всю приверженность свою перенесет к Богу.

- There are four main types of the abandonment of God: the other leaving the providence, as it was with the Lord Himself, so that the seeming remnant might save those left behind; The other is test, as was the case with Job and Joseph, in order to show one pillar of courage, the other of chastity; Another - spiritually-educational, as it was with the apostle Peter, in order to keep in humble spirit a surfeit of grace; Another - abandonment in disgust, as it was with the Jews, in order to turn punishment to repentance.

Rev. Isaac the Syrian - Do not tell another that you yourself have not experienced, so that you were not ashamed of yourself and by comparing your life you did not reveal your lies.

A source: CypLIVE

Tags: Religion, Christianity