Friday, March 1, 2013

If you wish to know who you are

Three quotes from the Philokalia:

For our natural being engenders no bad thoughts; in the beginning we were not evil, because the Lord sowed good seed in his field.– Evagrios

The heart contains good naturally and evil unnaturally. Evil gives rise to passions of the soul, such as condemnation, hatred, vainglory and the like.
St. Anthony the Great, Directions on Life in Christ

If you wish to know who you are, do not look at what you have been, but at what you were originally created to be. – Evagrios.

Previously from the Philokalia:

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