A Quote by Vladimir Antonov on life, soul, purpose, love, and understanding

Some important ideas from the book of early Christians which is called Philokalia:

From Spiritual Directions of Ephrem the Syrian

If you want to conquer lust for wealth, love selflessness and sparing way of life.

If you want to conquer anger, develop meekness and generosity.

Grieve only if you have committed a sin, but even in this case do not grieve too much, otherwise you may become desperate.

If you want to conquer conceit, do not desire praise, laurels, nice garments, respect, favor, but like to be blamed and slandered by people…

If you want to conquer pride, do not say that your deed was done by your hands and might; say that with God’s help and guidance it was done, not by my power and efforts.

Vladimir Antonov

Source: Ecopsychology

Contributed by: Spiritual Heart