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Be Still and Silent

unless you work and sweat to impress on your heart and mind this awe-inspiring Name, you keep silence in vain, you sing in vain, you fast in vain, you watch in vain. Continue reading

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Keep Silence

For human society does not permit the intellect to perceive either its own faults or the wiles of the demons, so as to guard itself against them. Continue reading

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The Three Virtues

17. The three most comprehensive virtues of the soul are prayer, silence and fasting. Thus you should refresh yourself with the contemplation of created realities when you relax from prayer; with conversation about the life of virtue when you relax … Continue reading

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Dislike of Self-display

seeing that he could speak eloquently with as much ease as others displayed when speaking in a normal way? But it was due to his long habit of silence and his dislike of self-display. Continue reading

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Practice

4. Practice where the body is concerned consists of fasting and vigil; where the mouth is concerned it consists of psalmody. But prayer is better than psalmody, and silence is more valuable than speech. In the case of the hands, … Continue reading

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Sing Psalms Out Loud

For the remembrance of God, keeping its fervor because the voice is restrained, enables the heart to have thoughts that bring tears and are peaceful …. Continue reading

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What lies within our power

61. Among the things that lie within our power are the virtues of prayer and silence; among the things that depend for the most part not on us, but on the constitution of the body, are fasting and vigil. Hence … Continue reading

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Distracted as by Frogs

But in the dispassionate there is silence and great quiescence of both thought and intellection during prayer. Continue reading

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