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“A dog is better than I am, for he loves and he does not judge.” — Abba Xanthios, Sayings of the Desert Fathers Orthodox monk with a wolf!

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The inability to flee oneself is of course an ancient trope, but St Nikon is putting it to an Orthodox monastic application by discouraging the specifically monastic temptation to go 'where the grass is greener' for the 'sake of one's soul'.

“The world” is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to call the passions by a common name, we call them the world. But when we wish to distinguish them by their special names, we call them passions...  Where these passions cease to be active, there the world is dead…  Someone has said of the Saints that while alive they were dead; for though living in the flesh, they did not live for the flesh.     ~ St Isaac the Syrian (7th Century)    http://deathtotheworld.com/aboutus/

“The world” is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to call the passions by a common name, we call them the world. But when we wish to distinguish them by their special names, we call them passions… Where these passions cease to be.

Cine este batran la tinerete, poate fi si tanar la batranete. -- Arsenie Papacioc

Cine este batran la tinerete, poate fi si tanar la batranete. -- Arsenie Papacioc