Fasting

Amma Syncletica teaches about fasting:
V.iv.42 Again she said, “Just as strong medicine can drive out bodily poisons, so fasting and prayer can drive out squalid thoughts from the soul.”
V.iv.43 Again she said, “Don’t be led astray by the delicacies of this world which rich people use, however beneficial they might be in themselves. For they tickle their palates by seasoning their food with all manner of clever spices. But as for you, avoid a superfluity of such delights by means of fasting and disinterest in food. Neither be stuffed full of bread or hanker after wine.”

FROM: DE VITIS PATRUM, BOOK V, LIBELLUS 4: SELF CONTROL

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