Monthly Archives: July 2015

The level of Good Thoughts

When one has attained the level of good thoughts, one should take extreme care to keep these points in mind, lest out of negligence or conceit one is deprived of Godā€™s grace, as St Isaac says: When God-given thoughts increase … Continue reading

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Prayer of Repentance

Shall I be allowed to live for a short time longer, so as to weep bitter tears and cleanse my defiled body and soul? Or, after sorrowing for a while, shall I then stop once more, obdurate as always?  What … Continue reading

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Comfort Yourself

VI.iv.7. Again, a brother asked, “If a man beats his servant because of the things he has done wrong, what should that servant say?” The old man replied, “If he is a good servant he will say, ‘Forgive me, I’ve … Continue reading

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Preferring Possessions

64. I have heard certain pious men declare that, when people rob us of what we possess for our own support or for the relief of the poor, we should prosecute them, especially if the culprits are Christians; for, it … Continue reading

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